Google Drive updated for Android & iOS



Posted by Trent Nouveau

Mountain View has rolled out an updated version of its Google Drive that offers new features for both iOS and Android devices.



"Starting today, if you're using the Drive app on your iOS device you can also edit Google documents, just as you can with the Android app," explained Google exec Anil Sabharwal.





"From your iPhone or iPad, you can create a new document, edit an existing one or format text. And, just like on your computer, you'll be able to see other people's edits instantly as they're made."

According to Sabharwal, Google introduced a number of additional features for iOS in its latest version of Drive. 



"For example, you can now view presentations on your iPhone or iPad, including speaker notes, full-screen mode and the ability to swipe between slides. You can also create new folders, move files into folders and upload stuff (like photos and videos) from your device directly in the Drive app."



As expected, Mountain View also debuted new Drive functionality for Android devices, as users can now add comments, reply to existing comments and view tables in their Google documents.

"[Plus], you'll have the same new abilities to view presentations and organize your stuff as your friends with iPhones do... Looking ahead, we have plenty more planned for the Drive mobile apps—including native editing and real-time collaboration for Google spreadsheets. Stay tuned," Sabharwal added.



Google Drive can be accessed here.