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Google Drive 1.2.352.10 Update Finally Rolling Out – Features Pull-to-Refresh, Easier Uploads, Tweaked UI

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Early last week, Google published updates to both Google Maps and Drive. Thanks to staged rollouts – our least favorite thing on Earth – it took days before the mass Maps rollout began, and even longer for the Drive rollout to hit everyone. We just received the Drive update, which is listed in the Play store as being nothing more than “bug fixes.” That’s actually a lie, since the update introduces pull-to-refresh, quick shortcuts (for upload, create, and scan), and a lighter UI that ditches the black for a grey. That’s pretty much it, but it’s more than “bug fixes.”

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  • DroidNerd

    Google Drive would be a nice alternative to Dropbox, Box, etc but you cannot configure permissions on the mobile app…only while using desktop version.

    • Chris Trail

      You can edit permissions in mobile. Tap on the little circle around the i on the file you want to edit permissions for and you can add and remove people who can access and what type of access they have. I use this feature all the time from the mobile version.

  • John

    Can you stream uploaded videos from Google Drive on your phone?

  • Elliot Kotis

    If 4.4 doesnt have Ui that suits this I’m gonna cry

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  • Patrick Crumpler

    Update hit my n4 and ipad2 today. Very good improvements.

  • Chris

    Not found of that gray/white UI.I still like the black.

    I still prefer drop box. i have almost 30Gb worth of storage thanks to referals and linking it with my HTC phone.

    • miri

      I have 120GB free in Drive 😛

  • Jamie

    The “quick shortcuts” bar at the bottom won’t show up for me. Anyone else having this issue? Running stock on Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

    • miri

      Same here.

      • jbegs

        Swipe actions…see my other reply.

    • jbegs

      Have you tried swiping down near the bottom of the screen? A swipe down will bring the action bar up while another swipe up at the bottom of the screen makes the bar go away.

      • Jamie

        I’ve tried swiping every which way and nothing happens. Just the refresh action and the sidebar to the left pulls out. I still have to tap the 3 square icon to get those options. I guess it’s not that big of a deal, but annoying that the update didn’t completely work for me.

  • Ryan Stewart

    I uninstalled the apk and waited for this update and still didn’t get the bottom bar. Sad panda.

    • jbegs

      Have you tried swiping down near the bottom of the screen? A swipe down will bring the action bar up while another swipe up at the bottom of the screen makes the bar go away.

      • Ryan Stewart

        Tried. Its just not there

  • John

    I do wish they’d add PIN unlock access to this app, like Dropbox. Of course I used two factor but won’t help if my phone gets accessed for some reason. I like having that extra layer of protection.

    • Unknownerror507

      Use hi app locker is the best to lock app and even individual

  • akazerotime

    Looks like Box.com is also getting an update today too.

  • Jaggari

    Anyone apk please?

    • Tim242

      Just click on the play store link above.

  • MttFrog13

    No camera auto-upload with no Google+ requirement? No deal Google, I’ll stick with dropbox.

  • Alexander Anteneh

    looking forward to hear how AIO wireless is…

  • Blue Sun

    Looking forward to getting this update.

  • DigitalEnforcer

    My only issue with Google Drive is the fact that you can’t download anything from it once you upload it. Unless that has changed recently, what’s the point of it?

    • jwildman16

      That changed quite a while ago. I download stuff to my phone from the app pretty regularly.

      • michael arazan

        I download files and videos to my PC and Phone. Also you can keep files Offline for your tablet or phone from drive


      from Desktop UI? or from mobile

    • cdf3

      Instead of tapping on the file to open it, tap and hold the file until a menu appears. Choose “Download a copy”. It will download a copy of the file to the Download folder on your device

    • MikeSaver

      yeah thats just not true at all