Google Docs Native App Now Available For Android

Google has always been very keen on brining most of their services to mobile users by developing native apps for most of their services. Somehow we didn’t have one for Google Docs till now. All we had is a mobile webapp that can only be accessed through a browser from your smartphone. Google has now stepped up and released a native Google Docs mobile app for Android based smartphones making it easier for users to create, edit and upload documents right from their Android smartphones. Once installed, users can also directly open the documents from their Gmail using the Docs app.

Google Docs Android app

Notably, the greatest feature that many smartphone users would have been wanting to see is the ability to read text from phone captures and Google has done a very good job in bringing the feature to the Android smartphones (for now). With Optical Character Recognition (OCR) which was launched during mid-2010 in Google Docs the users can upload photos or scans of documents to Google Docs and let them converted to standard Google Documents types by extracting text while keeping the formats from the scans.


The Google Docs app is available for smartphones running Android 2.1 or later. Users can download the app either from the Android Market (hit the link) or use the following QR code to directly get to the download page from your Android phone.

Google Docs Android QR

[via] Google Mobile Blog

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