What’s stopping google from offering the full-featured drive/docs on a tablet?

Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:30 am in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

Seriously, I’d really like to know. Sure I have the drive app but the text editor is laughably basic. If I could use the full editor on my tablet, same as on the web I would legitimately transfer 100% of my document work to google docs. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Right? Does anyone know if there are technical limitations/legitimate reasons or something holding it back?

  • Steve Barry

    I too have wondered this for quite some time. I use Google Docs/Drive quite frequently, but it’s a mighty pain on anything but a laptop for editing/creating.

    I’m 100% with you…if they could take the editing features from the full version to the app, I’d use it probably for everything as well.

  • http://theinternet-allofit.blogspot.com Jorge Branco

    Can you think of any reason at all why they haven’t? I couldn’t imagine it’d be a processing power issue

  • SGB101

    it s a strange issue, if they nail GDocs on tabs it would make it grow quick, and gain a lot of market sure, they need to do this before M$ sort out office for tablet.

    it amazes me, this should of worked well out of the box, from day one. i always end up with some basic doc program, that i email to myself and copy paste in to word or g-drive/dropbox. its a painful work around for somthing that should be so simple.

    and it would show people there is life outside M$ office.

  • bryceadams

    I can tolerate it not being available on phones but definitely should be on tablets.

    • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

      Exactly!

  • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

    Now that Google has acquired QuickOffice, the game has changed, don’t you think?