Next up for Chromecast users? Google Drive presentations. Google is apparently testing a method for getting your presentations straight from Drive onto your TV screen, without the hassle of casting an entire screen or tab.
Google has convinced the US Army to “Go Google”! Via their enterprise blog, Google has announced that the US army has gone Google, and will utilize Google Apps to improve their communication and become more mobile. This will reduce cost for the Army, as well as give troops around the globe access to things like Drive and Hangouts.
Though the move to cloud storage solutions is fast becoming the new normal, we still encounter the occasional automatic download on a mobile device. While the Downloads app has sat untouched for some time, that all could change with Android 4.4 KitKat.
This week we're seeing another update to one of Google's popular apps. After Maps received a large update, they're now busy with Drive. The last update to Google Drive was back in May but this newest version is bringing all sorts of improvements. Even though the changelog simply lists bug fixes. Read on to see what's new.
During all the excitement this afternoon surrounding Google and Motorola's new smartphone, the Moto X, one little minor detail was overlooked by many. What was that? Aside from the sad news of a locked bootloader, Google is offering everyone who gets the new X 50GB of free cloud storage through Google Drive.
Google Drive for Android has been updated. This update brings a handful of new features as well as mention of bug fixes and visual improvements. Perhaps more exciting here though, Google is pushing this update as one that will "make creating and accessing your stuff on-the-go even easier." One of the new features is document scanning, which will allow you to 'scan' by snapping a picture using the camera on your device.
Free cloud-storage is something more and more people are looking for these days. With Dropbox, Box.net, Google Drive and more fighting for the top spot. Today Google's pulled a big move to beat the competition and have just tripled what they'll be giving away for free. Previously, just like Dropbox and others, Google Drive users received 5GB of free cloud storage. Starting today that will triple to 15GB.
Google has rolled out the latest update for Drive and while we tend to keep focus on the mobile side, this is an update that touches on the desktop side. Needless to say, we can hope that some of these Drive changes make their way over to mobile. That being said, this Google Drive update has made it quicker to see information about others that happen to be working on a particular file.
Google Drive has just released a new API that will allow 3rd party developers to implement realtime Drive features in their apps. The API is called the Google Drive Realtime API, and it handles "network communication, storage, presence, conflict resolution, and other collaborative details" so all you need to do is focus building your own app. It will handle the rest.
The latest update for the Google Drive app has landed in the Google Play Store. The update is probably not what could be considered major, however there does seem to be enough to consider it worthwhile. Those updating will see the version number go up to 1.1.592.10 and that will bring some performance improvements and bug fixes as well as two new features.