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Universal Office apps to hit Windows 10 for phones by month end

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Microsoft recently released its universal touch-friendly Office apps for testers of the Windows 10 Technical Preview on PC and tablets. Now it’s promising that the suite will be available for Windows 10 for phones testers by the end of this month.

The apps are a bit different from the full-fledged solutions you’ll eventually find through Office 2016. Instead, they’re designed around touch-input and “optimized for viewing, quick edits, notes and markup,” Microsoft said Friday. The apps are built to fit the smaller screens on phones, and Microsoft moved the controls from the top of the screen to the bottom so they’re easier to reach with a thumb.

“The Universal apps will deliver tailored tablet and phone experiences for on-the-go productivity, and the Desktop apps will offer our broadest, deepest feature set for professional content creation,” Microsoft said. We’re excited to give the apps a whirl in the coming weeks, and you can prep a Windows Phone device to test the new apps by installing the Windows Insider application.

Interested in what else is new in Windows 10 for phones? Check out the gallery below.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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