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Google Docs goes fully mobile at last

Thursday 18 November 2010

Google Docs goes fully mobile at last Online editing of Google Docs is finally mobile

Anyone who has aspirations of being a fully mobile worker has no doubt already cottoned on to the fact that smartphones are already capable of doing most of what netbooks and even full-blown laptops can, if you can get around their physical limitations.

So it’s undoubtedly good news that Google is finally allowing mobile devices – or Android and iOS-powered ones, anyway – to edit Google Docs documents online.

It’s been one of the more mysterious omissions from particularly Android’s feature set from the start: you can view your online documents no problem, but can’t edit them.

But now you can collaborate on those important work documents directly from your phone without any of your co-workers being any the wiser, though being a real-time online process you’ll need a web connection at all times.

The downside for Android users is you’ll need to be using Android 2.2 Froyo, so unless you’ve got a fairly new blower you’ll have to wait for those updates to trickle down. That aside, the new Google Docs app should be rolling out in English-speaking countries in the next few days.

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Google, Google Docs, Android, iPhone, apps

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Anne Wareham

It needs to get a bit less clunky to use too!

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Paul Burrows

Having read this article I thought I’d give it a try and i am glad i did, it’s fantastic. Google have done a great job. I already use Google calendar and now I will be using Google Doc's. it’s easy to use and with instant online updates there’s nothing hard about it. With the added facility to save your work in a number of different formats what else can one ask for? I especially like being able to save in word 2007. Well done Google ****** and thanks Gadget Show

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