drive-improveGoogle has just introduced an update to their Android-based Google Drive application, having done away with support for the built-in document editing feature, and making the move towards standalone apps instead. The recent rollout of productivity applications that included the likes of Docs, Sheets and Slides for both the iOS and Android mobile platforms do seem to want to go head to head with Microsoft Office Mobile which was recently introduced, and Google does seem to want to make sure that users install their applications instead through the mandatory use of such apps for editing documents on the go.

In the most recent update to Google Drive which would see the version number bumped up to version 1.3, users can no longer edit documents straight from the application. Rather, the users will have to install one of the qualifying applications out of Docs and Sheets before they are able to edit the respective document. Without the installation of the relevant apps, users can only view the documents in a read-only mode.

What do you think of such a move from the Internet search giant? Does it make life a whole lot easier for everyone involved, or is it more restrictive now? I suppose only time will be able to tell.

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