Google Docs Courts Web App (But No Native App?)
Despite launching a native app for Google Voice, it looks like the search engine giant is continuing its embrace of web apps by allowing users to edit their documents directly from the mobile browser.
With Google Docs, weâ€™re always trying to make you more productiveâ€”and part of that means making it possible for you to get things done from anywhere, at anytime. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™re excited that theÂ new documents editor now supports editing on your mobile browser. Weâ€™re rolling this out over the next few days. [...]
In the next few days, weâ€™re rolling this out to English-language users around the world on Android with Froyo (version 2.2) and on iOS devices (version 3.0+) including the iPad. Weâ€™ll be adding support for other languages soon. And as before, we also supportÂ editing of spreadsheets from your mobile deviceâ€™s browser. (Official Google Docs Blog)
Android and iOS users can visit docs.google.com in order to edit documents upon their tiny screens, although truth be told users are better off using something larger like an iPad or Galaxy Tab by Samsung.
Despite requests from their comment section, Google has not indicated whether they will consider creating a native iOS app for users, although truth be told there are third party companies (like Docs To Go) that sync with Google Docs (providing you are willing to pay the price).
Unfortunately Google seems to have left out three other phones in the cold (hint: Windows Phone 7,Â BlackberryÂ and Palm Pre), although the company will hopefully provide support for those devices in the future.