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Google announced today that it has made good on a promise made a few months ago to bring Google Docs editing to Apple’s iOS devices. The new editor will be rolled out to English-language users around the world over the next few days.

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Google announced today that it has made good on a promise made a few months ago to bring Google Docs editing to Apple’s iOS devices. The new editor, which allows editing on Froyo (Android 2.2) and iOS 3.0 and higher will be rolled out to English-language users around the world over the next few days.

All you have to do to access the new editing feature is point your mobile browser at http://docs.google.com. After sign in, you can then choose from a list of your available documents and press the new Edit button to switch from viewing mode to the mobile editor.

The new editor allows you to collaborate on the go using shared documents, and even broadcast notes live to people who have viewing access for your docs. Theoretically, you could use it as a private live-blogging tool from any event.

This is a great feature, and one I’ve been looking forward to since getting an iPhone. Bringing Google Docs to iOS devices should really help the search giant take away a few more customers from Microsoft’s share of the productivity software pie.

My own tests reveal that the update hasn’t been pushed out to my location yet, but Google does say the roll-out will take time. Check out the video below for a preview of how mobile editing works, and let us know if the new feature is live in your area in the comments.

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  1. I see it on my iPad but not yet on my iPhone. The iPad is where I really wanted it, though, so I’m really excited!

  2. Your move, iWork.com — actually, it has been for a long time.

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