Google Docs for Android moves offline
The update allows Android users to continue working on their documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other files offline. When a user does have an internet connection, he or she can simply request to make the file available offline, which will save the item to the device's hard drive. The file is automatically updated the next time the user connects to the internet.
Similarly, users are able to create items offline and then upload them to their cloud-based accounts at a later time.
The new feature does have its limitations. Users will not be able to share items with other people until they reconnect to the internet. The update also does not allow users to edit documents offline.
Google's productivity suite is a sign of the times in the technology industry -- in which limited onboard storage on computing devices has necessitated the adoption of cloud-based options. Going forward, the cloud will become a bigger part of people's computing habits as enthusiasm for tablets, smartphones and Ultrabooks continues to grow.