After months of anticipation, Google is finally going to make Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calender services operational in offline mode.
The move, according to many exerts, will not just benefit Google product users, but also help make the company’s cloud ambitions more realistic and practical.
In the past, many analysts have claimed that despite being one of the biggest stake holders in the World Wide Web, at least in terms of traffic, Google's services including Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar require consistent Internet access to remain operational which has plagued Google's cloud ambitions.
Also, these limitations had allowed arch rival Microsoft Corp. to take a giant leap ahead with its massively popular software suite Microsoft Office, which may be operated completely offline.
However, seems like Google has finally realised that in order to remain competitive, changes must be made to provide users with products for both online and offline use.
“Gmail, Calendar, and Docs are three of the key apps people really want to use. This is something we really wanted to bring offline,” said Rajen Sheth, a Google group product manager, as reported (opens in new tab) by CNet.