Collaborate on the go with Google Docs for Android

Google Docs for Android puts all of the core Google Docs functions--creating, editing, uploading, and sharing--in the palm of your hand.

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Google Docs for Android dropped today, which means frequent collaborators can rejoice.

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The app appears to be complete with all of our favorite core Google Docs features: creating, editing, uploading, and sharing documents. In addition, it comes stocked with an optional home screen widget for a one-touch way to create new documents, access starred documents, or take and upload photos.

One really exciting feature is the app's ability to connect with your device's camera, and use optical character recognition (OCR) to turn photos with text into editable Google documents.

Google claims the technology will get better at recognizing unformatted text (and hopefully handwriting?) over time, so this could potentially be a prelude to a whole new form of collaboration. We'll wait and see.

Google Docs for Android is currently available for phones running Android 2.1+. Stay tuned for a more in-depth hands-on look.

About the author

Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.

 

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