Microsoft plans to launch a preview version of its universal office apps for Windows 10 for phones sometime before the end of April. The company previously launched touch-based versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Windows 10 PC preview users in February.

Office for Windows 10 for Phone

Here's what Microsoft had to say about the apps:

Our Office Universal apps are designed for on-the-go productivity. They're touch-first, built for tablets and phones, and optimized for viewing, quick edits, notes and mark-up. On a tablet, the Universal apps are fast, fluid, and streamlined for an immersive, hands-on experience. They're fantastic for reading and perfect for touch- and pen-based content creation. On a phone, the Universal apps adapt to the smaller form factor. Commands and controls are moved to the bottom of the screen so you can triage your work and make edits one-handed with your thumb. (That may sound like a small thing—but wait until you try it. It makes all the difference!)

Office on tablet

Today's announcement strongly hints that Microsoft might release a new build of Windows 10 for phones by the end of the month as well. The current 10051 build cannot open any Office files as one of its known issues.

Source: Microsoft