Google on Thursday has reportedly released another update (version 184.108.40.206) to its Google Drive app for Android, with a brand-new UI on offer. Last week, the Drive app for Android users was updated to version 220.127.116.11
, bringing numerous bug fixes, performance improvements, and UI tweaks. That update is now rolled-out to Android
users in India on Wednesday, and we expect the latest to arriving in the coming days.
As reported by website Android Police, which has a Google-signed apk of the updated app, the new interface of Google Drive completely ditches the top bar, and now there are buttons in a grid form for easy access when a user taps on a file. Options like Rename, Share, Star a document, Share a link, Move, Send file, Download and more, sit just below the file name.
The Google Drive 2.0 app also has a new header for tracking activity on a document. This will make performing tasks very easy for the users. Other options include printing, link sharing, and adding people to the access list. It seems the update will roll-out gradually just like the other updates from Google, and till then users who cannot wait can download the apk via Android Police.
For the existing update on Google Play
, along with 'bug fixes and performance improvements', there are some changes that have been rolled out secretly in the Google Drive app. Notably it has added a new floating shortcut bar at the bottom of the screen with Upload, Create and Scan options. The Google-coloured refresh animation has changed from plain blue. Google Drive's multi-user switcher now expands in-line instead of opening a drop-down menu, and the Settings menu now includes Program Policies below 'Open source licenses'.