Google has updated its Drive app for iPad and iPhone users, giving them the ability to edit documents in the app.
Google has also beefed up its Android offering to users the chance to add comments to documents in the Drive app. New features aim to give Google's cloud storage platform an edge up on the growing list of competition.
"Starting today, if you're using the Drive app on your iOS device you can also edit Google documents, just as you can with the Android app," wrote Google senior product manager Anil Sabharwal on the Drive blog.
"From your iPhone or iPad, you can create a new document, edit an existing one or format text. And, just like on your computer, you'll be able to see other people's edits instantly as they're made."
Adding to the iOS app's set of features is the ability to check out speaker notes and swipe between slides for Google presentations. iPad users will also appreciate the added ability to put presentations into full-screen mode.
iOS users are not the only ones joining in on the update fun. Android app users can look forward to the same presentation features included in the iOS update. Android fans will also get to enjoy the added ability to check out tables in Google documents using the Drive app.
Google promises more features to come. The search giant says to expect native editing and real-time collaboration for Google spreadsheets on both apps in the near future.
Drive's app updates come following a recent announcement from Microsoft promising an Android SkyDrive app in the near future. Microsoft's cloud storage platform had been relegated to Windows phone and iOS devices since its inception. However, the new Android app would create added competition for Google's cloud.
To see what both Drive and SkyDrive has to offer check out V3's head-to-head comparison.
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