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Microsoft’s next-generation ‘Gemini’ Office update reportedly slated for fall release

Published Mar 27th, 2013 8:13PM EDT
Microsoft Office Gemini
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Microsoft (MSFT) isn’t just working on refreshing Windows 8 for later this year — it’s also apparently working on a refresh for Office as well. ZDNet reports that an updated version of Office, currently codenamed Gemini, is slated for release this fall and will include updates for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. ZDNet also reports that “Office is refocusing itself from being an organization that builds and sells Windows apps, to one that builds apps and services that run on multiple, heterogeneous platforms,” so it seems that the next version of Office could be the one that finally runs on iOS and Android.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.