Will Verduzco · Apr 30, 2014 at 01:54 pm

[APK] Google Releases Standalone Docs and Sheets Apps, Slides Coming Soon

You may recall that two weeks ago, Google diverged from its usual Update Wednesday course by bringing two new applications to the Play Store: Google Camera and Chrome Remote Desktop. Now just two weeks later, Google has released two new apps for our Android document editing pleasure.

Google Docs and Google Sheets can be seen as extensions to the previous document and spreadsheet editing functionality that was available through the Google Drive app. But unlike editing through the Drive app, Docs and Sheets allow for a much more robust creation, editing, and viewing experience. Both apps display recently opened files upon launch. And more importantly, both are compatible with both offline editing/viewing and collaborative editing. Similarly, both applications now support rich editing capabilities including foint and layout selection, bringing them inline with their desktop webapp counterparts.

So why aren’t there three new apps today? Well, according to the Official Android Blog, Slides is “coming soon.” To get started with the two apps released today, simply head over to the Google Play Store pages for Docs and Sheets. And for those living in regions without Play Store access, we’ve gone ahead and mirrored them on our Dev-Host account.

Are you a fan of these new dedicated content creation apps?  Are you looking forward to Slides in the near future? Let us know in the comments below.

[Source: Google Play Store (Docs, Sheets) | Via Official Google Blog, Official Android Blog]


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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