this is more of a walkaround, until google docs fixes the ability to edit docs on an iPad, online (only google spreadsheets can be edited on the iPad/iPhone at this time). but here’s a free, simple word processor for iPad:
It’s not really a full blown word editor, more like a text editor, but if you need to type a simple text document on your spanking brand new iPad for free and upload it to google docs … this is it (you can’t go back and edit your existing google documents).
Here are paid alternatvies (iPhone apps):
Documents To Go® Premium – $14.99
Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite 3.0 – $14.99
Document to go 3.1 – $9,99 (supports word & excel documents)
And finally, Connect is a nice, free iPad app, but it only allows you to view google docs
[update: zosh - iPhone app looks promising too - $2.99 ]