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I am intending to get probably the Asus Eee Pad Transformer soon. I am looking at the apps I need. I am thinking of getting just the non 3G version and wonder if the lack of 3G/Internet connectivity will affect my use of applications like Google Docs. Perhaps I need to look at a non-cloud based app?

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Google Docs on Android has no offline cache at the moment. Source

The Browser version has this functionality. I hope the Android App get's offline docs too, that would be awesome. :)

  • That page says right at the beginning "Keep in mind that offline access is only available in Chrome." – offby1 Dec 31 '11 at 20:01
  • Time flies, and the second link already included how to turn offline access on/off on Android :) – Andrew T. Sep 23 '15 at 1:08
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Short answer: No.

Long answer:

I just put my phone into Airplane mode, and tapped the "Docs" icon that I happened to have on my home screen. It showed me a list of my docs! So far, so good.

I then tapped one of the docs, and saw a frowny face that said something like "Sorry, can't access this document because I don't have a connection to the Internet".

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