Earlier today, Google announced that they’d officially be closing the door on QuickOffice and in a round of updates that began last night, the entire Google Drive suite of apps is seeing an update on the Google Play Store to version 188.8.131.52 (yes, all of them). The update introduces new features to help fill the void left by QuickOffice’s soon departure, as well as compatibility with Android L and Google’s all new Material design interface.
The apps now have a floating “create” circle button not unlike the one found on the Google+ app, color coded to fit the specific color theme of the app. Following closure of QuickOffice, the there’s new compatibility with files from Microsoft’s Office suite as well. Docs can now create and edit Word docs, Sheets can create and edit Excel — you get the picture. There’s also an in-app Help menu which should make things speedier when looking for, well, help.
The updates are rolling out right now on Google Play with download links for easy updating provided below.
- Material Design updates: Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides
- Google Drive down
- HTC now giving away 100GB of free Google Drive storage to select devices
- RIP Orkut and QuickOffice