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LibreOffice plans ports to iOS, Android, cloud

The Register - The Document Foundation, which is developing the LibreOffice software suite, has demonstrated the business software working entirely in the browser for cloud applications, and has announced that it will also port it to Android and iOS.

Both the cloud version and the iOS and Android ports are unlikely to see the light of day before 2012 or possibly 2013, but the announcements seem intended to emphasize how far ahead LibreOffice developers are working.

The French government has also thrown its support behind the LibreOffice project, specifying the software for all its future Windows systems, and transitioning 500,000 existing Windows users from OpenOffice. In a single step this increases the Windows installed base of LibreOffice by five per cent, and that figure looks likely to grow after the Paris Metropolitan council district announced it would give away 800,000 USB drives containing the code. ®