New Google Drive Android API Released, Allows for Fast and Seamless Experience

This morning, the Google Developers team launched a new Google Drive API for Android developers, which will allow said developers to introduce a new way for users to access files on Drive through an application.

Previously, there were other APIs that allowed for such integration, but the team at Google says that the new API takes just minutes to set up, and will provide a “faster, seamless experience that enables apps to integrate with the Drive backend.”  (more…)

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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Google Drive Updated on Android With New Card-style UI, Document Scanner, and More

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Google Drive for Android is receiving a major update today that includes a new UI, document scanner, and editing improvements. In terms of the UI, Google is introduce a card-style layout, similar to what we are seeing across a number of their apps like Google Play and Google Keep. In this new UI, you get to see larger previews of documents to help you discover information quicker.   (more…)

Google Merges Storage Between Drive, Gmail and G+ Photos, 15GB For Everyone and 30GB for Apps Users

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Last year with the launch of Google Drive, Google revamped their storage options for your data in the cloud. However, the data you had in your Drive account was separated from that storage you had in Gmail, which was also different from the photo storage you had in Google+. Today, Google announced that they are taking all that storage space and making them all into a tight little package for everyone. All Google users now have a free 15GB of storage space across the three applications and Google Apps users will receive 30GB of space.  (more…)

Google Drive App Receives Update, Allows for Pinch to Zoom in Presentation Viewer

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This morning, the Drive team over at Google pushed out an updated Android application for the masses. Inside, users can now pinch to zoom inside the presentation viewer, Honeycomb (time to upgrade, folks) users can stream videos, and there are performance and stability improvements throughout the application.

What’s in this version:

  • Performance improvements across the whole app
  • Support for streaming video files on Honeycomb+
  • Pinch to Zoom support in presentation viewer
  • Bug fixes and other improvements

Since its release, the Drive app has become extremely robust and fun to use. Good work there, Google.

I <3 Drive.

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Google Drive Update Introduces Spreadsheet Editing for Android

The Android team just announced a new update to the Google Drive app, one that brings spreadsheet editing to your mobile life. This new feature allows you to switch fonts, resize columns, sort data, and more. You’ll also be able to see live edits as they happen, just like through a browser. Talk about nailing a set of features that business folk have likely been requesting over and over again.  (more…)

Share Your Google Drive Content With Fellow Google+ Users Starting Today

Today, Google has announced the ability to share your important or not-so-important documents from Google Drive right to your Google+ profile. People in your circles that you select on the share page can then view the files while others are left in the cold. This is a great example of how Google is tying all of their services together. So far, you can share PDF files, videos, slideshows, and more.

Go give it the rundown if you’re so inclined.

Via: Google Drive

Cheers Nick!