Google Drive Delivers Video Streaming, Presentation Pinch-to-Zoom

App updates aren’t always the most exciting news, but today’s new version of Google Drive has just enough of the good stuff to capture our attention, including a handy video streaming mode.

Of course there are the usual assortment of bugfixes (none of which were apparently worthy of mention), and app-wide performance enhancements, but we’re more concerned with the new features.

Presentation view finally gets pinch-to-zoom support, and considering how these documents are often meant for display with a projector on a big screen, and sometimes containing plenty of tiny details as a result, this view could go a long way towards making working with Google Docs on a smartphone a whole lot more bearable.

If you shoot a lot of video and would like to keep it in the cloud, though not necessarily transcoding it to YouTube, the new Google Drive video streaming support sounds kind of great. After uploading your clips, you’ll no longer need to download entire files just to watch, and can check out any of your recordings you’re interested in on the fly. That feature comes to devices running Honeycomb or better.

The new Google Drive is available in the Google Play store now.

Source: Google Play
Via: phoneArena

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