Latest updates to Google Drive app for Android

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Latest updates to Google Drive app for Android Teresa - Docs & Drive Community Manager 7/16/12 2:47 PM
Hi everyone,

If you missed the latest update to the Google Drive app for Android, here's what's new!
  • New details pane on the phone to match the one on the tablet (new on phone only). This allows you to add collaborators, send to other apps, see info about when the item was last edited, and make the item available for offline viewing.
  • Option to "send link" to an item. This doesn't affect sharing settings, but lets you easily distribute a link to your items stored in Drive via email, Google+, barcode, etc.
  • Double-tap to start editing in documents. 
  • Option to restart cancelled downloads/uploads from where they left off. 
Let us know if you encounter any issues or if you have any feedback about these new features.

Teresa
Re: Latest updates to Google Drive app for Android mskenderian 7/26/12 2:02 PM
How do we know when the update comes out for Andriod, or even the windows app? I think i have Andriod setup to auto update. but how about windows google drive app?
Re: Latest updates to Google Drive app for Android qkzoo 8/30/12 12:21 PM
I can no longer open Google Docs (.doc) files in the native editor, they open in the native web browser (the mobile Google Docs site) instead.  As a result, I no longer have any formatting functions.  If my phone is ofline, I can view the .doc file in the Drive viewer, but not edit it, even though the file was made available offline.  Spreadsheets still load fine, just .doc files that are doingthis.  Please help!

I'm on an ATT HTC One X, using Drive version 1.1.1.6

Thanks,

Andy

Re: Latest updates to Google Drive app for Android qkzoo 8/30/12 12:24 PM
Your Android phone should tell you an update is available if you installed it through the Play Store.
Re: Latest updates to Google Drive app for Android qkzoo 8/30/12 2:07 PM
Well, I figured it out.  I started to uninstall recently downloaded applications to see if one of them was interfering, and I found a culprit.  I had downloaded a file downloader from the play store.  As soon as I removed it, I could properly edit my documents from Google Drive.  Now the question is, how was this application able to intercept my opening a file in Google Drive, and prevent it from working properly?  I thought Android apps ran in pseudo "sandboxes" to prevent stuff like this?

Should this application be reported?

The application in question is "Easy Downloader" from "2Easy FM Team", and was downloaded from the Play Store.

Re: Latest updates to Google Drive app for Android VesNL 8/30/12 2:43 PM
Definitely report it
Re: Latest updates to Google Drive app for Android Joe Ellett 9/25/12 3:38 PM
When I use Drive under Windows, there's a setting that allows me to specify automatic conversion to native Google format during upload, so for example when I upload a .doc or .docx file it ends up as a .gdoc file in Drive. There appears to be no corresponding setting in the Android Drive app. I'm pretty sure that Drive does the conversion once the file is uploaded to Google so it should be pretty easy to add this important capability to the Android app.

I'm running a Galaxy Nexus and I have all my Google applications set to auto-update. Android 4.1.1 JRO03C, Drive 1.1.4.12

Thanks.
Re: Latest updates to Google Drive app for Android rtcary 10/31/12 10:54 AM
For me, it would be helpful to have the option to email the complete document as an attachment from my Android device.

Thank you for the great products...

Todd Cary