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Google updates Drive for Android and iOS, talks future updates

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Google updates Drive for Android and iOS, talks future updates
It almost leaked out a couple of days ago, but now it’s actually here: some significant updates to Google Drive apps on Android and iOS. Google hasn’t made any significant changes to Drive (which covers both their cloud document system as well as their cloud storage system of the same name) since June, when they opened up the Drive API to third party developers, and released the initial version of the iOS app.

With today’s releases the iOS version of Drive reaches feature parity with the Android app, bringing document editing and creation to your favorite iDevice. Real time editing of word documents has also arrived on iOS with this update. In addition to limiting mobile ecosystem envy, both versions of the app now have improved options for collaboration, with a commenting system that lets you reply to comments as they appear. You can also view presentations now in a manner that more closely approximates a desktop experience, complete with transitions and animations.

That isn’t all that is coming down the pipeline, as Google’s Official Blog announced that native editing of documents is coming, as well as the
extension of real-time collaboration to Google spreadsheets. To see what’s new and what is coming you can check out the video below:


source: Google

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posted on 10 Sep 2012, 15:20 3

1. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 241; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


That's pretty awesome. I love google docs and all its functionality. Saved me from purchasing microsoft office for my kid sister!

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 15:34

2. surethom (Posts: 256; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


I open up a word & excel document on my ANdroid phone, click save & I still get the Directory is not Writable, so Still Useless to me.

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