Real-time Google Doc editing for mobile devicesNovember 17, 2010: 12:20 PM ET
Devices running Android and iOS can now edit spreadsheets and documents on the go, in real time.
Google gives some interesting use cases:
- You can work on that important memo ... while on the bus or train to work.
- If you're behind on a group proposal, but really want to make it to the ball game tonight, your whole team can work on it from the bleacher seats.
- You can take minute-by-minute notes at a concert so you'll always remember the setlist. And your friends can jealously follow in real-time at home.
This is a big announcement in mobile office applications and especially important as tablets running on mobile operating systems become more popular. With Microsoft's (MSFT) offering in mobile mostly absent (Win 7 Phone only), Google certainly looks like the front runner in the mobile office.