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Download and install the new version of Google Drive with improved searches

The most important improvement that comes with the new version of Google Drive for Android, which is the 2.3.474, is that the existing possibilities when searching are much greater. And not because the results are much better than before (which were already good), but because of the filtering options that exist in the development for the Mountain View operating system.

An example of what we say is that now when the corresponding bar is opened, which is accessed by clicking on the magnifying glass icon at the top, it is possible to set advanced filters of what you want to locate, such as if it is a PDF, a spreadsheet or a video. Besides, it is also possible to define specific locations, such as the folder in which it is to be found, or the date of the last modification. In this way, it accompanies what yesterday it was announced that it was available in the web version from Google Drive.

By the way, we find two additional possibilities that are part of the storage service really useful: locating all files using a owner name or email address (which optimizes the process with shared documents). The case is that Google has optimized the search processes, which is important since more and more data is stored in the cloud.

Download and install

Getting the new version of Google Drive is simple, since you simply have to access this link and click on the blue button called Download. When you have the file in question on your Android device, you must click on it and follow the steps that appear on the screen. The developer’s signature is included so there is no danger, and the minimum requirements are Android 4.0 or higher and have 19.75 MB.

Web searches with Google Drive

An important detail is that new Google Drive searches must be activated in the servers from the Mountain View company, so apart from having the application we are talking about, it is necessary to comply with this requirement that does not depend on the user himself. Other developments for the Google operating system can be found in this section of Android Help.