Oct 05 AT 4:08 PM Edgar Cervantes 6 Comments

Google Docs gets tablet optimization, except for editor


Google Docs is one of Android users’ best friends, especially for those who like to work in the cloud. Viewing and editing documents from multiple platforms and devices is indeed convenient. But in the midst of the Honeycomb explosion, this app did not receive a tablet-optimized UI.

Thankfully, this issue has been fixed. Google Docs just received an update that comes with a tablet-friendly ecosystem. The new Google Docs update allows the larger screens to take advantage of a 3-pane setup, bringing a more intuitive and easier way of managing your documents.

The update feels and looks great, but there is one defect: the editor is still not tablet optimized. When trying to edit a document, you’re left with the same interface as mobile devices. (See the image below). Typing documents becomes rather difficult and proves less convenient than we’d like. Hopefully Google fixes this in another update soon.

All Google Docs fans with Honeycomb devices should be pleased to hear this. Click on the link below or use the QR code to download the update straight to your tablet. What do you guys think? Do you like the new UI? Does the Honeycomb-less editor bother you much? Hit up the comments section to let us know what you think about this update.


Via: Android Police

Source: Google Mobile Blog

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • Doug

    The one thing I wanted updated wasn’t… Glad to see I’m not alone.
    Granted I essentially want everything for nothing, but its all their fault I’m spoiled. :)

  • uknowme

    So in other news, Steve Jobs died today! Don’t like Apple but can’t hate him for turning them around.

    • ellen5

      i think it was the new iphone 4s that brought him down

  • _Clarkie_

    To honor the great Steve Jobs, my family decided to purchase four new iphones
    (instead of android phones which all look different and have different specs – weird).
    Thank you Steve, we are now an Apple family!

  • JaToMa

    Except for the landing page, there is nothing “tablet optimized”.

    I still can’t work with this app!

  • brit