One of the failures of Google Docs on a mobile device is the inability to edit them – they were view only. That’s about to change:

Second, today we demonstrated new mobile editing capabilities for Google Docs on the Android platform and the iPad. In the next few weeks, co-workers around the world will soon be able to co-edit files simultaneously from an even wider array of devices.

Anyone excited for this? To me, this launches the start of Goog Docs on mobile devices since read-only was half-assed.


  1. The only reason this is of any excitement to me is because the lack of being able to do this, given how Google is all clouded up and how one would think the Google phones would be too, and fully so, is that this has been an easy target for trash talkers.

    Being able to use my phone as a word processor is, for me, only nifty as it’s one more thing to brag about when showing it off to people who’d wish I’d wrap it up already and put the phone away.

    Maybe I’m not alone on this and this is why Google’s been taking so long on making this happen.

    On the other hand, I understand there are people who make livings that involve things like making documents and boring Powerpoints so being able to do that during their commute and while collaborating with others or whatever, great, and high time too as I understand this will be heavily touted by Microsoft shortly and I want to be able to say that here’s another instance of Microsoft copying Google.

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