News by Andrew Kameka on Monday January 28, 2013.
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Google today released updates for its cloud file and document manager Google Drive iOS apps and its NFC-based mobile payment Android app Google Wallet, adding batch photo uploads and a new user interface respectively.
Google Drive for iOS gained the ability upload multiple photos and videos to the cloud at once. Users can select multiple files to upload and then have them queue up to transfer rather than manually set each file to upload. The app also added Helvetica Neue to Doc fonts, diagonal scrolling and cell formatting for decimals or currency in Sheets, and new animations and pinch to zoom in Slides.
Google Wallet for Android was updated to have a design that is more consistent with the Android 4.0 Holo design conventions. The app has made behind-the-scenes changes to enhance battery life and prevent bug crashes. The changes renew focus on using Google Wallet to make payments linked to any credit card rather than just a single partner, and include promotional discounts from featured retailers and nearby locations.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.