Google sure took its time, but an official Google Docs app is now available for Google's own Android platform. Users can now get quicker access to their cloud-based documents with the aid of this (mostly) native application. While the editing could be better, the Docs app has some interesting features around sharing and optical character recognition (OCR).
The new Docs app is not tied to a single Google account. Users can switch accounts from within the app. Documents can be shared easily with any contact from right on the phone. Of course, you can create new documents, and Docs will even let you use the camera to do it. Using the Document from Photo option, Docs will use OCR to turn a snapshot of text into editable text.
The document editing is probably the weakest part of this experience. All it does is pull up the same old web interface as a frame inside the app. Docs does offer a home screen widget with quick access to starred docs, the camera capture features, and new doc creation. The app is free in the Android Market.