"[Google's latest move with Quickoffice] is an example of the price Microsoft has paid by not having a touch-based Office," said Rubin, referring to Google's move last week to include Quickoffice with "KitKat," aka Android 4.4. "Not having a touch-optimized Office detracts from the experience [of Windows on tablets].
"But there's great potential upside for Microsoft as well," Rubin continued. "If they can turn Office with touch on Windows into a powerful productivity suite, then having [that] could be a huge advantage. It all depends on how Microsoft executes."
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