Google Updates Google Docs For Tablets

Google announced an update for the Google Docs app so that it works better on tablets. The update includes a new design that takes advantage of the larger screen found on tablets. Included in this new design is a three-panel layout which lets you navigate, view your document list, and see document details from a single screen. The details panel includes a thumbnail so you can preview a document before opening it. You can also see who can view or edit a document from this panel. The new features are available for tablets running Android 3.0 and higher.

An enhanced Google Docs experience on Android tablets

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | 10:02 AM

Earlier this year, we introduced the Google Docs app for Android. Since then, many users have downloaded the app and enjoyed the benefits of being able to access, edit and share docs on the go.

Today’s update to the app makes Google Docs work better than ever on your tablet. With an entirely new design, we’ve customized the look to make the most of the larger screen space on tablets. The layout includes a three-panel view, which allows you to navigate through filters and collections, view your document list, and see document details, all at once.

Looking at the details panel on the right side, you can see a thumbnail to preview a document and its details before opening it. From the panel, you can see who can view or edit any doc.

New 3-panel view for improved browsing

Autocomplete makes sharing with others on the go even easier

These features are now available in 46 languages on tablet devices with Android 3.0+ (Honeycomb) and above.

You can download the app from the Android Market and let us know what you think in the comments or by posting on the forum. Learn more by visiting the help center.