Google made a double-whammy announcement Monday during its annual European Google Atmosphere event held in Paris, revealing that the search giant plans to bring mobile editing to Google Docs for the Android platform and Apple's iPad. The company also said that Google apps will eventually require a two-step verification process to help enhance security.
"Google Apps Premier, Education and Government Edition administrators can now have users sign in with the combination of their password (something they know) and a one-time verification code provided by a mobile phone (something they have)," Google said. "Users can continue to access Google Apps from Internet-connected devices, but with stronger protections to help fend off risks like phishing scams and password reuse."
As indicated, the two-step security process will first reside in the business, government, and education sector, however Google plans to roll-out the security measures for the Standard Edition and "hundreds of millions of individual Google users" in the coming months.
As for Google Docs, the company said that the editing capabilities--shown Monday during the Google Atmosphere event--is coming in the next few weeks to the iPad and Android devices. "Co-workers around the world will soon be able to co-edit files simultaneously from an even wider array of devices," Google said.