Google announced on Monday that the Google Docs documents editing service will soon be available for Android Smartphones and Apple iPad users. The announcement of the new feature was made the same day as the company added two-factor authentication to its enterprise-oriented Google Apps suite. Google Apps includes Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar.
“Today we demonstrated new mobile editing capabilities for Google Docs on the Android platform and the iPad,” said David Girouard, president of Google’s enterprise group, in a post to a company official blog. “In the next few weeks, co-workers around the world will soon be able to co-edit files simultaneously from an even wider array of devices.”
However, the company did not set a specific date for the implementation of Google Docs word processor and spreadsheet editing to the iPad. As of now, Google Docs users have a capability to view but not allowed edit files with the iPad. The Apple touchscreen tablet can also be used to view documents in several Microsoft Office formats when those files have been uploaded to a Google Docs account.
The new version of Google Docs with mobile editing feature can be a strong competitor for Apple, which company had pretty much success with its multi-touch iWork suite till now.
The internet search giant also stated on Monday, that users will now make more benefit from the new verification process, which makes Google Apps safer. Google Apps users will have to will log in with their “password and a one-time verification code provided by a mobile phone.”