Google just released a new update today, and it is one that is intended to only benefit iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 tablets that are running on iOS 9. The update brings the split-screen multitasking feature to Docs, Sheets and Slides for iOS.
With the new feature, iPad owners can now work with a Docs document and a Sheets spreadsheet running side-by-side via the Split View mode. Or, they may also work with a Docs document on one side and a Slides file on the other.
The update remedies the problem with the Google Docs and Sheets that only worked in portrait mode in the iPad Pro. Google previously released full-resolution support for the three iOS version files back in March, but that one not have Split View, according to VentureBeat.
Split View, a multitasking function, is only available in iOS 9 as of late, but it did not come with support for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides when the software update was launched last year. So it’s good that Google found a way to make this feature available to its suite.
Aside from the Split View feature, Google’s new update also comes with bug fixes, performance improvements and support for adding image and page breaks to documents, CNET has learned.
Google’s new update comes ahead of the iPad Pro 2’s rumored release this fourth quarter, possibly in October or November, and not alongside the debut of the new iPhone 7 models this September.
According to the latest rumors about the iPad Pro 2’s possible specs and features, the large Apple tablet will likely come with an A10 chip, a slimmer body and 3GB of RAM, as per Neurogadget.
The are also rumors claiming that Apple most likely end the iPad Air series to focus on the iPad Pro line, since the latter failed to do well in the market.