On the surface, it almost seems like Google's departure from the cloud-only approach by purchasing QuickOffice is giving credence to Microsoft's hybrid cloud/client model. And it wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft attempts to use this as an "I told you so" mantra to their customers who are considering a move to the Google cloud dream.
What blows my mind is that MS would actually consider developing their own mobile Office suite. For God's sake, follow Google's example and go buy a good one that a bunch of people are already using and re-brand it "Office Mobile". Even add the ribbon if you must, but at this point, Google has taken a huge step forward in their productivity story, and I might even suggest, has surpassed the Microsoft story in the mobile/cloud space. Office 365's only advantage today is on the Windows device, and maybe it's just me, but I'm not all so high on Windows 8 and Windows RT.
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