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Google Docs added to Android apps

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Google Docs added to Android apps
Some Android users might think that their wish on that falling star has finally come true with the release of Google Docs as an Android app. Available from the Android Market as a free download in English for Android phones running 2.1+, Google Docs allows you to access all of your Google documents from all of your Google accounts. You can even open content while in Gmail. Search, star, edit, rename and of course, read your documents right on your mobile device. A widget is available which allows you to open your Google documents straight from your phone's home screen.

Once on your screen, you can edit documents while on the go and share them straight from your Android handset. And with the app and the camera on your phone, photos with text can be turned into an editable Google document using optical character recognition. Create new documents from just snapped pictures and old shots from your gallery can be converted by sharing them with the app. Google's own blog notes that there are some limitations such as the inability of the app to read handwritten text or some fonts. But the Mountain View company did say to "stay tuned-things will get better over time."

source: GoogleMobileBlog via AndroidCentral

Google Docs is now available as a free download from the Android Market for Android phones running 2.1 or higher

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