Google Docs Viewer Available for Mobile Phones

With support for a wide range of file formats

One of the latest services that Google has made available for the users of mobile phones is Google Docs. To be more specific, the company has just announced that Google Docs viewer is now available from mobile browsers, which means that users should find it much easier to view documents posted online while they are on the go.

“Last week, we announced that the Google Docs viewer supports .doc and .docx attachments. Today we’re also releasing a mobile version of the Google Docs viewer for Android, iPhone and iPad to help you view PDFs, .ppt, .doc and .docx files you’ve uploaded to your documents list, without needing to download the file,” a recent post on the Google Mobile blog reads.

According to the development team, those who would give the solution a try should find it easy to switch between pages, or to pan/zoom within a page. Moreover, it case one accesses Google Docs viewer from an iPhone or iPad, one should be able to pinch to zoom in or out quite easily. A wide range of other features are also available for users, especially since the service was enhanced recently with support for more file types.

Here's what Google announced at that time: “If you receive Microsoft Word files as attachments in Gmail, you can now view them with a single click -- no need to download, save, and open files with a desktop application when all you want to do is have a peek. The Google Docs viewer that allows you to view .pdf, .ppt, and .tiff files in your browser now supports .doc and .docx formats too. Just click the 'View' link at the bottom of a Gmail message and the viewer will take it from there.”

Owners of an Android-powered device, iPad or iPhone willing to try out Google Docs viewer on their handsets should head over to in the browser through their devices. Once they are there, all they need to do is to select a document previously uploaded in one of the aforementioned formats to see how the solution works.

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