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Google Docs for Android adds native editing in latest update

Google has recently updated their Docs for Android with editing feature and also updated the presentations in Google docs, which allows others to comment on the slides

Google has now added some new features on their Docs for Android. As reported, the Google Docs of Android will now include native editing and real-time collaboration capabilities. Earlier, the native Docs application for Android was only a read-only program.

For editing any document the users had to do so in their Android handset or tablet browsers. This lack of native editing capability in the native application was a drawback as it is much faster than a web application, where it was needed to be edited.

Now, Google has also leveraged the edit as you type functionality as the users of Android handsets, tablets or computers can see their collaborators’ cursors typing in a document. This feature was previously available only in desktop editing. Now the users can simply tap on a button to join in the editing.

Some formatting features for rich text have also been included which will also allow the users to create bullet lists on the fly and bring boldface type or colors in the document. With all these we can say that as the world is getting more mobile with the portable devices this editing feature of Google Docs is really one step ahead.

The Google Docs for Android are already made offline earlier this month. For presentation purposes in Google Docs, they are also adding the discussion feature which is similar to the one available for Google Docs. This feature lets the user's to comment on slides and send email notifications when someone is added to a comment thread.

Other users are also allowed to comment on the presentation however they will not be allowed to edit the presentations. Converting the existing presentations into the new version will also be possible by importing files of the slides by selecting import slides from the file menu. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-02-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)