Google, facing mounting pressure from Dropbox, Microsoft, and Apple, is seeking ways to make its cloud storage solutions more appealing. The search giant focused on enterprise needs earlier this year, but pivoted its attention today towards students with the announcement of Drive for Education. (more…)
Google is pushing Version 6.1 of Google Play Services to users this afternoon, but don’t expect anything too crazy in the update. As for what is new, Google lists updated APIs for Drive and Fit, which also brings additional support for developers looking to test our their fitness devices through Android Wear. (more…)
This evening, owners of the HTC One (M8) and One Max should see an email from Google, informing them that the free Google Drive storage they received upon activating their device has now been doubled to 100GB. Nothing needs to be done on the user side of things – Google will go ahead and add the storage to your account automatically. (more…)
This isn’t directly Android-related, but Google announced this morning that Docs, Sheets, and Slides all have brand new individual home screens that are accessible through the web. As you would expect, they are certainly inspired by Material Design, with a new hamburger menu, card-like interface, and floating “+” button to create new sheets/slides/docs.
These new app home screens for Google’s office suite allow you to quickly get back to your most recently edited files without having to first enter Drive or do any sort of searching. By entering a specific app home screen, you are presented with big imagery of your recently opened files. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
To see for yourself, hit up the direct links below. (more…)
Before, users would hit “attach file” through an email draft, then select to share a file from Google Drive. Then, they would browse their Drive folders to find the file which they wanted to share. Now, users can select “Insert from Drive,” from the email draft, completely skipping the part of attaching a file from within Drive. Convenient. (more…)
According to Google’s Apps Status Dashboard, Google Drive is experiencing difficulties. If you are experiencing issues, know that Google is already looking into it.
To keep an eye on the status of Drive, head over to the Status Dashboard.
Update: Google says that all things are back to normal. Go spreadsheet something.
The HTC One (M8) for AT&T is receiving a minor update today to build 1.58.502.1. The update includes Extreme Power Saving Mode, new photo editing features and Duo Camera effects, and fixes a bug that was preventing owners of the device from claiming their free 50GB of Google Drive space.
That’s pretty much it. (more…)