Google Improves Workspace for Larger Android Screens

Key Google Workspace experiences like Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Keep have been updated to work better on larger Android screens.

“At I/O, we shared plans to update more than 20 Google apps on tablets to take full advantage of the extra space on those bigger screens,” Google senior director Scott Blanksteen writes. “To get started, today we are making Google Workspace apps even better on Android’s larger screens with updates to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Keep.”

Key updates include:

Drag-and-drop. Now, you can drag text or images from apps, such as Chrome or Sheets, and drop that content right into an existing document or spreadsheet cell when you have both apps open side-by-side onscreen. You can also upload files to Google Drive by dragging and dropping them into the app, and insert images saved in your Keep notes into other apps by dragging them out from the image carousel.

Side-by-side view. Drive now supports opening windows side-by-side: just select the three-dot menu on any Drive file and select “Open in new window.”

Keyboard shortcuts. When using a hardware keyboard, you can now use familiar keyboard shortcuts for actions like select, cut, copy, paste, undo and redo in Drive, Docs, and Slides.

Google says these updates will roll out large screen Android devices with Google Workspace and personal Google Accounts over the next few weeks.

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  • saint4eva

    27 July, 2022 - 3:47 am

    <p>Amazing. Microsoft Surface Duo would benefit from apps support foldable/ dual screens.</p>

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