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Google announces Drive update a bit early

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Google announces Drive update a bit early
It looks like someone over at Google was a bit premature on the "publish" button, because a blog post and subsequent tweet went out announcing an update to the Google Drive app, but the update wasn't quite ready to go. Both the blog post, and the tweet were killed pretty quickly, but not before the news was caught. And, surprisingly, as of this writing, the tweet that went out on the official @GAppsUpdates Twitter was still alive.

The updates to Google Drive's mobile apps sound pretty solid too. iOS users will finally get the ability to edit documents, which is a huge one, as well as options to view Google Presentations. Android will get more in-depth features, which is no surprise. Android will soon be able to create folders, move files between folders, upload to folders, create or edit tables in Spreadsheets, comment on Docs, and options to view, present, and comment on Presentations. 

The blog post said that updates should be coming in the next few days, but it's unclear if that information is reliable.

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posted on 06 Sep 2012, 22:02 5

1. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)

google drive is awesome. I even upload entire movies to watch later on my devices, or click "share" and now my gf can watch the movie too!

The only thing missing was the ability to edit documents.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 22:03

2. Hammerfest (Posts: 384; Member since: 12 May 2012)

Love me some Google Drive!

Replaced Dropbox for me a few months ago... not because of anything except its integrated use with many of Google/Androids other functions/features/ability's

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 22:04 3

3. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Those sound like frickin' awesome updates. I use Drive and my lapdock/Atrix to take notes in class, and Drive is the reason why I was able to update my resume last night instead of having to retype the whole damn thing from scratch as I submitted an application for a second job. (one retail job can't pay for bills and rent by itself, sadly).

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 06:20 1

7. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

I use drive for all my college stuff. It makes life soo much easier.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 22:09 1

4. Savage (unregistered)

One of the first complaints I had about Drive was not being able to create and move between folders. That made me switch to Dropbox. Now guess I'll have to switch back again.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 23:04

5. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Cool stuff. Nice to see Google Drive catching up to SkyDrive.*

* This is a typical statement you could expect to hear on WP articles. I know it is a very troll-ish statement, but I just want you guys to see what we normally have to deal with.

In all seriousness though, I do like Google Docs & Drive, so this is great for those who use the service.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 23:22

6. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

Penny for your thoughts

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