Google announced a Google Docs update for Android Wednesday, allowing for easy native editing from your smartphone and tablet.
The new feature was introduced in a blog post, in which Google says the update focuses on remote collaboration and is aimed at increasing users’ productivity. Google software engineer Vadim Gerasimov describes how he now can accomplish everything he does in the office — such as check his email and edit documents — with his Android during his morning commute to the company’s Sydney office.
“We want to give everyone the chance to be productive no matter where they are, so today we’re releasing a new update to the Google Docs app for Android. We’ve brought the collaborative experience from Google Docs on the desktop to your Android device. You’ll see updates in real time as others type on their computers, tablets and phones, and you can just tap the document to join in.”
The interface is now closer to a full document editor, and the collaborative experience is definitely a plus. If there is anything missing, users can share and edit documents from tablets, smartphones and computers, so everyone can just fill in and fix errors.
Check out the video below to see a demonstration, and hit the Market link to get your update! And just out of curiosity, how many of you would actually use collaborative editing?