01
Jul
sh

Just like the Docs app, Google's Sheets client has been updated today with an Android L fix and plenty of new features that make QuickOffice obsolete. The improvements are very similar to Docs, but it mimics Excel instead of Word.

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What’s New

  • Fewer persistent icons in action bar
  • Floating new document button
  • New account selection drop-down style
  • Create and edit Excel docs
  • New details page
  • File list differentiates between Excel and Sheets files
  • New editing UI
  • Formula lists
  • Charts! (Artem cried when he heard)
  • Open files from device storage
  • Send files as Excel
  • Selection drag and auto-fill support

The aesthetics of the revamped editing interface are more L-flavored than the old app. There is also the floating new document button. There is still some work before it's truly a Material Design app, but it looks a lot more modern with this update.

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This update also brings full support for formulas to the mobile app. You could enter formulas before, but it had to be done manually. Now you can select the formula from a list in the normal way. Charts are also in the Android app now – bars, pies, lines, and all your other favorites are there. Keep in mind only files created with the new version of sheets rolled out a few months ago have all these features included. The auto-fill feature is an essential one for any spreadsheet. It lets you select an array of cells and have the app fill them based on the pattern of partially filled spaces. Update: Actually, charts are available on the new Google Sheets files, but Android is view-only.

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Download

The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.

File name: com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.sheets-1.3.251.25.apk.

Version: 1.3.251.25 (Android 4.0+).

MD5: a71b28d919aea075163de22778cb5bf7.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Sam Del Valle

    You know what would be nice, if Gmail got that new UI ;)

    ...then again that may not happen until L releases but y'know its wishful thinking

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'm sure it'll happen before.

      • Justin W

        Well, look at G+... Had it for a while. Not sure why that one app though, just seems weird they'd release it for one app.

      • just_another_troll

        FYI you blurred out your email id here but its still visible in google docs update article :P

        • Aweso

          3rd to last screenshot also displays it.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Yeah, oh well. My email is pretty public.

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  • fdsa

    I just received a slides update too!

    • Michael

      I believe it already has the new UI.

    • Marek Račák

      Can you post APK?

  • Isaac Matarasso

    I just downloaded version 1.3.251.25 which seems to be newer...

  • Bojan Bunić

    I'd love to see a Slides update with "Cast your presentations to a Chromecast" in the change log.

    • RajivSK

      That would actually be the first compelling reason for me to buy a Chromecast

    • NF

      It's already a web feature. I imagine that'll be released by the fall.

    • Guilherme Salles

      Ok, imagine you going to a presentation with your beauty Chromecast in the pocket (ow, yeah, you can put it in your pocket), then you enter on the reunion room and say "sorry guys, i need configure my chromecast on the wifi first. Does anyone of you knows the password? No? Oh, fuck. Bye." The really sh*t about Chromecast is it was made to be a portable thing to see movies, pictures or even presentations, but it need be more simple like bluetooth or NFC.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    I can't believe we finally have charts (via Excel support).

    • https://plus.google.com/+MichaelBond codemonkey85

      Excel only though? C'mon Google...!

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Why not convert? What's the point of having native Sheets anymore?

        • MattEden

          File size. I mean...it's not like Excel sheets are huge but Sheets don't count towards your space still right?

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Yeah, I guess, but you'd need to have like tens of thousands of these to matter.

          • MattEden

            Sure, unless of course you're using your space up for other things such as Gmail, photos, apks or what not. But yeah the majority of people probably won't use Sheets(or native Drive files in general) too much these days.

          • https://plus.google.com/+MichaelBond codemonkey85

            Over 50% of my 1.2 TB is occupied, and it isn't with office documents...! ;-)

        • https://plus.google.com/+MichaelBond codemonkey85

          Mostly collaborative editing, although in my experience the Google native format seems faster.

    •   

      Sorry for replying to you but I need to catch your attention since I tried and failed to fogure out how to use the auto-fill feature. I don't see any blue dot like the desktop version.

  • James

    Just received a Google Now update in UK for listen to TV and Public Transport alarms. I know this was available in the US but I don't think it was available in the UK?

    • MirandaU

      Got the same update in Germany, and neither TV, nor Transport work here, so I guess, the changelog is the same world wide, but again, the features are not.

  • https://plus.google.com/+MichaelBond codemonkey85

    "...Charts are for Excel files only right now..."

    GAH.

  • djakdekiel

    "Charts! (Artem cried when he heard)"
    Me too:D

  • El L

    I guess they're sticking with the old half-hidden hamburger menus until L is released.

  • TheSparks

    Okay, I'm not lying but I swear I had this and the docs update a week ago. The version number matches.

    • https://plus.google.com/+MichaelBond codemonkey85

      It sounds like it was on a pretty slow rollout, so that's possible.

    • matteventu

      Me too.

      • TheSparks

        Yeah I think I got mine after the I/O keynote in the evening

  • Chris Lambert

    There's a native reader now, IIRC.

  • matteventu

    I'm sorry with everyone for my bad english, but I HAVE to say this.

    Notice a thing: if you're not connected to the internet and you create from the Sheet app a new sheet, and then you go back (with the back key on your phone or with the button in upper left in the app), the table is automatically saved on the device (since the phone is not connected to the internet), but YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE (since it is not in Drive cloud, and not into a folder choosen by you in the local storage).
    And, above all, you can't delete it.

    WHILE YOU'RE OFFLINE, YOU CAN'T DELETE A FILE.

    This is a thing I cannot accept.

    And if I create something (slideshow, doc, sheet...) in Drive format (ths is not valid if you create the file in MS Office format), there isn't a "Save" option to choose where to save the file, and how to call it!
    You have to come back to the home of the app, rename the file, press "Info" and then "Move" to select the folder/directory where you want to put the file.

    And about the management of the cache/offline files? A TOTAL SHlT.
    If you upload from the PC an Excel sheet and then you open it on the smartphone from Drive or directly from Sheet, it downloads the file and than opens it.
    Then you close the file, you go in the "On device" section (from the navigation drawer)... and the file isn't here! But in fact the file is saved locally on your device (you just have not checked the "keep on device" option relatively to that file, but IT IS ON THE DEVICE LOCAL STORAGE).

    Another: if you're offline and from Google Drive app you try to open a doc, sheet, pdf... not saved on your device, it says you that you don't have internet connection so it can't download and open the file. But if you try to open a picture, Drive will open the black preview with the circle that is "loading" FOREVER. Can an app be so stupid to don't tell you that offline is impossible to download the file, like it does with other files?)

    Sorry for this outburst (and for the english), but things done so badly from one of the biggest company on the Earth makes me really p!ssed.

  • John

    Aww sheeet.

  • Daniel Streit

    Everything is going to be fine now, Artem. Finally >. >
    😄

  • Wall Breaker

    Google is Officially the King of App and Mobile OS Evolution.

    People always complain about their apps and services early on but with time and updates they always manager to evolve a lot of their stuff into very powerful tools.

  • http://khyriel.blogspot.com Kyrel Aswan

    would love if google sheets can do mail merge with google docs like in Excel.

  • DemandTrialByCombat

    Oh Sheeet! Material UI is awesome!!!

  •   

    tripled the apks' file sizes.
    surely there's a lot of improvements

  • Aweso

    Won't sideload ("Install" button disabled). Guess I'll just wait to see.

  • Humberto Hernandez

    THAT floating button covering the options (3 dots) button of the last file... FAIL...

    • miri

      You can still long-press and there's always the possibility of scrolling.

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