Google has recently taken the opportunity to roll out a new update that is specifically meant for users of Apple’s iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 tablet devices, especially those units that already are powered by iOS 9. So what exactly does this latest update bring? Well, it brings the cool split screen multitasking functionality to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides for iOS.
This means that by taking full advantage of the Split View mode, owners of iOS 9 powered iPad tablets can now work with a Google Docs document as well as a Google Sheets spreadsheet and have them displayed side by side on their tablet screen. Or they can choose to work with a Docs document and a Slides file right right beside each other.
The latest update from Google also takes care of an existing issue wherein Google Docs and Google Sheets only worked in portrait mode as displayed on the iPad Pro’s screen. Before, Google had deployed full resolution support for the trio of iOS versions filed back in March early this year. However, that deployment did not come with the Split View functionality.
The Split View functionality is a multitasking feature that was only made available so far in iOS 9. However, it did not have any support whatsoever for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides when the software update was rolled out back in 2015. Thankfully, Google had found a means for making the functionality available to its suite.
It is interesting to note that the upcoming follow up to the iPad Pro -- the iPad Pro 2 -- is said to be scheduled for unveiling within the last three months of this year, either in October or later in November (nope, the iPad Pro 2 will not be announced together with the new generation iPhone 7 flagship smartphone devices next month). Still, Google has decided to roll out this latest update anyway to existing iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 tablets running on iOS 9.
Based on numerous circulating around the interwebs, the iPad Pro 2 tablet is said to sport an A10 processor, a thinner body, and 3 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM). Other speculation suggests that Apple will no longer continue introducing new additions to its iPad Air lineup of tablets, and instead focus all of its attention in expanding the iPad Pro range of products. It is no secret that as impressive its specs are, the iPad Pro can not seem to gain a solid following in the tablet market.
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