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On iPad Pro, Google apps are a second-class citizen

As an iPad Pro and Google Apps user myself, I share Serenity Caldwell’s frustration over the state of Google’s iOS apps:

Despite receiving several updates in the last few months, Google’s apps haven’t been updated for Apple’s larger tablet. And there’s no hope, as there is with Facebook, of using Google’s in-theory-HTML5-and-therefore-iPad-compliant website: Google’s standard web view on an iPad flat-out punts you to the apps—if the website even correctly detects you have the app installed. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen the websites try and send me to the App Store to open a spreadsheet, when I clearly have Sheets already available.

The lack of updates for these apps has become a running joke among iPad users.