The Workspace updates bring improvements to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Keep that make sense on "larger screen" Androids, including drag and drop functionality, keyboard shortcut support, and a side-by-side view of Drive windows.
"To get started, today we are making Google Workspace apps even better on Android's larger screens with updates to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Keep."
Android tablet users can now use drag-and-drop functionality for multitasking between Docs, Sheets, and Drive. Users can now drag text or images from Chrome or Sheets and drop them into an existing Docs document or Sheets spreadsheet cell and vice versa.
Google Drive now lets users upload files by dragging and dropping them into the app. Users can add links to Drive files by dragging the file into an open app like Keep.
Drive on Android tablets now has a side-by-side view to see two Drive windows. The second instance helps users view folder contents before opening them.
To view side-by-side Drive windows, users can select the three-dot menu on any Drive file > choose the "Open in new window" option > navigate through each Drive window independently.
The updates are rolling out to Workspace and users with personal Google Accounts over the next few weeks, according to Google.
Android 13 carries across tablet improvements from Android 12L, which introduced improved notifications, quick settings, lockscreen, overview, and home screen for tablets. The 12L taskbar also let users view a split screen dragging an app from the app library on to the screen.
Stylus improvements in Android 13 aim to reduce unintended actions caused by users resting a hand on the screen.
According to Google's Workspace blog, keyboard support for Drive, Drag and Drop in Drive, and multi-instance support on Drive are available now. Keyboard support for Docs and Slides and Drag and Drop in Docs and Sheets will roll out from July 28.