Google brings Docs to Android

Google brings Docs to Android

Integrates with mobile Gmail client

Google Docs for Android includes optical character recognition

Google Docs for Android includes optical character recognition

A team of Google engineers in Sydney have ported the company’s hosted document management service, Google Docs, to the Android mobile operating system, including support for optical character recognition.

Read our hands on with Docs for Android.

Google Australia announced a group of local engineers collaborated with designers in Tokyo “enhance the mobile Docs experience”.

The new app, available from the Android Market for versions 2.1 and later, allows people to search, create, edit and share documents.

Opening Docs from Gmail without entering login credentials each time is also supported.

The local developers also worked on OCR support, which can scan text from a photo an import it into a document.

Last year Google announced it would support editing of text documents from Android and iOS devices.

Content can also be uploaded from the phone to Docs and opened from Gmail.

Google has not yet announced if the new app will remain Android-only.

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