Google Updates Drive, Earth, and Maps for Android
Google recently pushed out updates to three of its Android applications. Google Drive is the only of the three that adds new features. The newest version of Drive for Android now lets users stream video files from Drive to their phone or tablet over the network, and also adds support for pinch-to-zoom in the presentation viewer. Google Earth and Google Maps receive only bug fixes in their respective updates.
Google Eases Drive Functionality for Android
Google today updated its Google Drive application for Android devices with some user-requested features that help the app perform more seamlessly. For example, users who preview files in Drive can open the file directly in their favorite editing program from the preview screen.
Google Duplicating Google+ Photos in Google Drive
Google today said it is giving people more options for organizing their photos and videos online. Moving forward, all the photos and videos users have stored in Google+ will be accessible from Google Drive.
Google Maps and Inbox for Android Improved
Google today provided updates to its Maps and Inbox apps for the Android platform. Inbox works better on tablets, adds compatibility with Android Wear (view messages and notifications, reply via voice), and improves suggestions while users type.
Google Drive Update Makes It More Searchable
Google is adding new search powers to Google Drive for Android and iOS devices, as well as the web. Drive now lets users narrow searches to select file types or file owner.