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Google Docs for Android Upgraded, Gets Offline Access Capabilities

Google announced on Wednesday that the users of the Google Docs for Android app can now access their files even when they lose internet connectivity.

The upgraded offline capabilities introduced in the app, will now enable users to access their content including documents, spreadsheets, presentations, uploaded images etc. without even requiring an active Internet connection, the search giant explained.

Users can take advantages of the new offering in two different ways - either they can make the given document (or for that matter spreadsheet, presentations etc.) available offline while they are having a working Internet connection, or they can also choose to send a request for making it available for offline access when their Android powered devices get disconnected from data connectivity. In the latter case, Google will itself comply with the request when the user is reconnected to the Web.

Better still, the offline files are updated automatically by Google servers when the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. In addition, users can also manually update the document when they regain their net connectivity.

"Now you can select any file in Google Docs to make it available offline. So regardless of whether you're connected to the internet, you're always connected to those files." Google announced in an official blog post.