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Google Drive App Removes Doc and Sheet editing

by Sean P. Aune | May 4, 2014May 4, 2014 11:30 am PST


A new update to the Google Drive app has removed the ability to remove docs and spreadsheets you may have stored on the cloud service.

Last week Google released new stand-alone apps for working with Google Docs and Google Sheets, two of its office suit file types. At the time it seemed that those were just going to be nice little additions for people who preferred to work that way, but now they are going to be mandatory if you use Google Drive extensively.

The folks over at Android Police have taken a look at a new version of the Drive app and discovered that document and sheet editing have both been removed. You will now be prompted to download the standalone apps any time you want to work with those file types on your mobile device. You will, however, still be able to just view them, so if you don’t need to do any editing, than your experience shouldn’t change greatly.

No word as of yet when we may see the new version of the Drive app, but our guess would be that it will be released fairly soon.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...