Apr 27 AT 11:30 AM Alberto Vildosola 12 Comments

At last, Google releases a native Android app for Google Docs

Is it my birthday? It must be, ’cause Google just released a native Google Docs app for Android. I think I speak for everybody in the Android community when I say: Finally! Some of you might remember that rumor we heard a while back about Google shifting its focus from HTML5 mobile apps to native ones, well, it looks like we’re starting to see the fruits of that change in strategy — and we’re liking what we’re seeing. The Google Docs app will allow you to:

  • Edits to your documents appear to collaborators in seconds
  • Make quick changes to spreadsheets
  • View your documents, PDFs, images and more.
  • Upload and convert files to the Google Docs format
  • Take a photo of printed text and convert it to a Google document
  • Share docs with your phone’s contacts

Additionally, the app features a widget for easy document creation. What are you waiting for? Head to the Android Market and download this app right now, you know you want to.

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Source: Google Mobile Blog

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website TWiT Commander

    Have I told you how much I love that “Install” button in the Android Market website? Less than 30 seconds from clicking market link on this page to having it installed on my Nexus One!

    • Alberto Vildosola

      I know, it’s kind of “magical”. wink wink.

  • http://Website Franklin

    If you’re editing a document, you’re forwarded to an embedded mobile web version of Google Docs. That’s a bit of a letdown actually.

    • Alberto Vildosola

      Yes, I just noticed that, it’s kind of a disappointment. I bet they’ll add it later though.

      • http://Website Steve

        Google Docs now supports real-time editing by multiple users. I think that that has to be hosted on a server in order to function so the doc editor would have to be a “browser.”

        • http://amanj.me Amanj

          While I see your argue is valid but they can find a solution like you edit the documents on some native editor possibly in an offline mode and only when sync is pressed it starts syncing with the server :-)

  • http://blessayfromamerica.blogspot.com Guy Bailey

    Looks pretty good but I get Docs functionality through my Documents To Go app so will be leaving it for now.

  • Primum Agmen

    Another bit of an annoyance is that it doesn’t have install to SD. So, it still needs some work before it’s really much use.

  • http://Website protozeloz

    just when i bought quickoffice for $7.99 nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    • http://Website Zandra

      Don’t worry, you can just refund it within the 24 hou—oh wait…

  • http://Website Ryan

    Wow, I have been bugging Google on their forums since summer of 09 when I got into Android. Even then I thought it was overdue. I do all my business work on Google Docs. Can’t believe almost 2 years later they finally added a basic app.

  • http://Website Georges

    I already use DocToGo, and I’ll still use it, but this is awesome !