Google Docs updated for tablets
Google has revealed that its popular cloud-based Google Docs™ program has been retooled and is now optimized for tablets running Android™ 3.0, also known as Honeycomb.
The new version of Google Docs introduces a layout designed specifically for tablet computers, including a three-panel interface that enables users to navigate through filters, view documents and see details on selected files.
Google Docs for Android has been available since April 2011, but it has mostly focused on Android-based smartphones. By optimizing the app for tablets, more people can access the cloud-based program that allows users to work on documents, presentations and other files from anywhere with an internet connection.
Google also revealed that the new installment of its online productivity suite supports 46 languages, including Gujarati, Latvian, and Telugu, among others. The app is available for free on the Android Market.
Cloud computing has been heralded as the next wave of enterprise IT, as it allows employees to access company information and data from virtually anywhere on any computing device. By optimizing its cloud program for tablets, Google may be able to capture a larger percentage of the growing audience.