Google today announced a radical redesign and redesign of its office application suite, renaming the G suite as Google workspace. In addition to the new brands that include Gmail, docs, meet, sheets and calendar, there are new features designed to make all of these products feel more integrated. Google has also changed its pricing hierarchy by adding a new & quot; business plus & quot; level with more device management capabilities. < / P > < p > in the case of new features, chat windows can spawn a new document for everyone in the group without requiring a new tab. In Google Docs, you don’t have to follow the other person’s cursor or open a chat window. Instead, you can immediately start a video call in the same window for everyone active in the document. < / P > < p > the idea of breaking separate applications into small pieces that can be embedded elsewhere is not entirely new. Microsoft has been trying to do the same with the fluid framework in office. Google’s launch of a similar feature in Google workspace is a sign that it may try to seriously challenge Microsoft. Google has taken some steps in this new direction, and integrating Google meet into Gmail is an important step. Now, though, Google wants to attract more users by fully integrating the convenience of the service, rather than letting you look for another tag. This is not to say that everything should be in the Gmail tab on the desktop, but that no matter what workface you happen to use, you can include other workface elements. < / P > < p > some small examples of this integration will be available today. The Google workspace app will allow users to bring out small previews of other documents embedded in what they are working on. Google will also expand the use of the & quot; smart chip, a small contact card that pops up when you @ mention someone in a document. More ambitious features, including creating documents directly from chat windows or starting video calls from within presentations, will be available in the next few weeks or months. As for non enterprise customers, these changes will be introduced later than enterprise users – again in the coming months;. < / P > < p > finally, Google is changing the icons for its Google workspace app. But changing Gmail’s icon from the familiar all red m to the multicolor icon at the top of this article is a global backlash, and the calendar is the second most shocking change. Google has no intention of reducing support for third-party applications in Google workspace. If your team uses a mix of Google services, slack, asana, zoom or anything else, there shouldn’t be much change there. But the new integration and promise to reduce tag skipping suggest that Google wants more users to start using more products than substitutes. < / P > < p > as for Microsoft, these changes are unlikely to bring office down in the near future. See these updates as a statement of intent, not a frontal attack. In Saltero’s first year, G Suite (now Google workspace) was updated faster and more rapidly than in previous years. It looks like Google is definitely investing resources and preparing to fight office. More Samsung devices can now run Android applications on PC through your phone