Google Drive to get offline mode in five weeks


D10, All Things D and Wall Street Journal’s technology summit, is being wrapped up in California and it didn’t bow out with its share of interesting Android-related news. Walt Mossberg interviewed Google’s Senior Vice President of Chrome Sundar Pichai, and he let loose an interesting little piece of information when asked a question about Chrome.

He mentioned Google Drive would be getting offline mode in five weeks. He didn’t go into much detail, of course, but I think we all have an idea of how that’ll work. We’ll hopefully see demos of this at Google I/O June 27th-29th with a public release to follow soon after. Head to the source link to read the full interview. [via Engadget]

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  1. Weeks or months, which is it?

    1. Weeks, according to Engadget.

  2. I thought that it already had this? I will have to test.

    1. I think Google Docs did, Drive doesn’t. So I assume you can still get Offline docs? Haven’t tried it since Drive was released. I still don’t think they should have replaced Docs with Drive. Integrated them yes, but it’s somewhat confusing for people that are looking for Google Docs. (FYI, I’m talking about the links in the black nav bar.)

    2. It does. Internet was down one day this week and I was able to open an eBook file and read. It even saved my place. The way Drive works is to store locally and sync using the cloud. This is a non-story…

    3. It does…. I think he means offline editing….

  3. With my Google Drive app I can make files available for offline viewing. Offline editing isn’t implemented at the moment though, probably thats what they mean,

  4. Yay, writing this from the new app.

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