Google+ Updates Android App, Adds New Design And Other Features

In the wake of the release of the latest Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich, Google has rolled out an updated version of its Google+ app for the platform. The latest version features a new user interface and the ability to add people to a circle from circle profiles.

The app also features improvements that will prolong your battery life while using the app, while there are improvements that have been made to navigation, performance and notifications. There is support for Google Apps users (Google Apps users gained access to Google+ last week), while you now have the option to sign out. Several bug fixes have been made and there is a brand new posting user interface.

Google+ launched its Android app when the social network went live back in June. The app received a significant update in August, with improvements to the group messaging feature of Google+, Huddle (which is now called Messenger). The updated app will undoubtedly be welcomed by the Google+ users who own an Android device — given that the service now has more than 40 million users, that’s probably quite a few people.

You can download the latest version of the app on your Android device now.


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4 Responses to Google+ Updates Android App, Adds New Design And Other Features

  1. Mike Ashelby says:

    The only problem is - you can no longer watch videos on mobile. It takes you to a browser from which you can’t watch the video. Very disappointed as this is a big part of the way I use G+. 

  2. Jeremy Nalewak says:

    I have the Motorola ATRIX and after installing the update I am unable to open Google+. I tried to uninstall and then reinstall with no luck. It doesn’t seem to be an isolated issue as many users are leaving similar reviews in the market.

  3. Toby says:

    its the manufacturer fault, not Googles, but their fixing it, this fall there releasing android 4.0 (ice cream sandwich) which will make every android have timely updates,

  4. Shane says:

    You’re going to have to write new XML layouts with different screen size qualifiers.
    Most of the time a layout designed for a small phone screen will have to be substantially redesigned to look nice on a tablet.