Google Drive for iOS and Android Apps Gets 'In-app Editing, View Presentations'

Update 09/11: Google released the new Google Drive App for iOS and Android. The update Drive app for iOS now let you edit Google documents. 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 […]

Update 09/11: Google released the new Google Drive App for iOS and Android. The update Drive app for iOS now let you edit Google documents. 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," Google stated.

In addition, the Drive iOS app now also let you view Google 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.

Google Drive App fo iOS : iPad Editor

Google Drive app for Android now let you add comments, reply to existing comments and view tables in your Google documents. And you'll have the same new abilities to view presentations and organize your stuff as your friends with iPhones do.

Google notes, soon the Drive mobile apps will be come--including native editing and real-time collaboration for Google spreadsheets.

To learn more about Google Drive, visit drive.google.com/start.

An official Google tweet from #Google Apps Updates, as well as a blog post revealed some upcoming updates to Google Drive app for iOS and Android apps. However, the blog post was deleted shortly after, the tweet is still available.

The new features according to the blog post available to domains (Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, and Google Apps for Government) include:

Updates for iOS:

  • Edit Google Documents
  • View Google Presentations

Updates for Android:

  • Create folders, move to folders and upload to folders
  • Create/edit tables in Google Documents
  • Comment on Google Documents
  • View, present and comment on Presentations

"Google Drive lets you keep all your stuff in one place. Upload all your files from your computer - even the big ones - and you can access them anywhere, including your iPhone or iPad. We get you started with 5 GB free."

Quickly share a photo with a friend 1000 miles away. Read the most up to date version of your document whether you're at home, at the office, or on the go. Make items available offline so you view them while you're on a plane. No matter what happens to your devices, even if your iPhone goes for a swim, your files are safely stored in Google Drive," reads the official description of the app.

A screenshot of the deleted Google post is embedded below (via):

google drive mobile app for ios and android updates

The updates once live, can be downloaded for iOS from iTunes App Store, and for Android from Google Play.