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Google today updated its Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Sheets apps for iOS devices, introducing support for the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

The update brings an optimized form factor that no longer features distracting black bars at the top and bottom of the display in portrait mode or at the sides in landscape mode. Following the update, the Gmail app takes up the entirety of the iPad's display, providing more detail on the screen at once, and the same goes for the Google Docs and Sheets apps.

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Apple first introduced the new iPad Pro models in October 2018, so it's taken Google three months to add optimization for the tablets.

Gmail can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Google Docs can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Google Sheets can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Gmail, Google Docs and Google Sheets Gain Support for 2018 iPad Pro Models
 

jasonefmonk

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I know it’s an incredibly small team (e.g. one person) at Subset Games, but I can hardly wait for an update to FTL: Faster Than Light. It is still the perfect example of indie PC gaming translated beautifully to iPad. I still play regularly, but it would make my year if it filled that 12.9-inch screen completely!
 

Zenithal

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But what about google+?!?
Shutting down in April...
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He has a point. Material Design is a movement Google started for apps on the Android play store, not iOS. iOS requires a different design language. iOS only and Android only apps look radically different when done well. It's dual OS apps that look relatively the same and don't often adhere to common sense design that both OS developers push. That said, Google took their sweet time updating these.

That said, GMail on Android is terrible and their future version that incorporates Inbox design cues isn't all that great either.
 
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Romeo_Nightfall

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iOS is a joke in so many ways..
The way it handles screen resolutions should have been changed long time ago.
Now more than ever with all the screen sizes.

thats one of the great point where apple misses out, and we the consumer and developers have to spend money time and effort to overcome their failure!
Tech press should jump on that really annoying issue
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Google is a joke. There is no excuse for taking half a year to remove some black pixels.

apple is a joke - there is no excuse for not developing an os which support automatically differen screen sizes - every browser does nowadays! apple genereates efforts for millons of of people having to install crapy updates, only because apple changed a screen again from 10.5 to 11 which makes no sense at all
 
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chfilm

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Even Facebook managed to get there last week... slowly but surely most apps are updating :)
 

fredrik9

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Google is a joke. There is no excuse for taking half a year to remove some black pixels.

To be fair, it took Apple almost a year to update their own Airport app for iPhone X. That is TOTALLY inexcusable. They launched iPhone X, they should have all apps ready at launch.
 

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He has a point. Material Design is a movement Google started for apps on the Android play store, not iOS. iOS requires a different design language. iOS only and Android only apps look radically different when done well. It's dual OS apps that look relatively the same and don't often adhere to common sense design that both OS developers push. That said, Google took their sweet time updating these.

That said, GMail on Android is terrible and their future version that incorporates Inbox design cues isn't all that great either.

That's not the point. The point is on iOS devs have to spend more time updating their apps when apple brings out devices with round edges and different resolutions vs android apps.
 

BuffaloTF

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And you STILL can’t change the default email client. Where is the “Pro” in iPad Pro, again?

I mean... you can. Just not in the pack-in apps, and chances are if you're looking to replace things, you already know how to do this... It's an available choice in all the alternate browsers, and different apps point to themselves for cross-functionality or allow choices.

https://m.imgur.com/a/hFvTFiJ
 

gplusplus

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I mean... you can. Just not in the pack-in apps, and chances are if you're looking to replace things, you already know how to do this... It's an available choice in all the alternate browsers, and different apps point to themselves for cross-functionality or allow choices.

https://m.imgur.com/a/hFvTFiJ
This is fine and dandy up until an app redirects you to the default browser or email client.
 
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