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Google+ for Android Gets A Massive Update



For those of you out there with an Android device using Google+, you’ll be happy to know that Google has released an update for its mobile application that works out a lot of the complaints that people had with the initial offering.

It’s still a work in progress to be sure, but a few of the major kinks that the software had when it arrived seem to have been ironed out. So, what’s new with Google+ for Android? Well, a lot. Google has improved the notification function that was hit or miss in the last incarnation and there is now a way to leave a 1:1 huddle.

Google+ for Android

That’s not all either. Not even close. Here is the full changelog courtesy of Android Central that runs down what you’ll get when and if you decide to update:

  • Improved notifications reliability
  • “_add to circle” notifications shown in bulk
  • Share stream posts to individual people
  • Clicking a +mention takes you to the person’s profile
  • +mentions now autofill from your Circles
  • Stream no longer resets to top when screen is rotated
  • Nearby accuracy
  • Start a 1:1 huddle from a person’s profile or a group huddle from a circle profile
  • Hide 1:1 huddles
  • Clickable links in huddles
  • Improved autocomplete when adding a person to a huddle

I have a feeling that this probably takes care of most of the big complaints and over the next couple of months, Google will refine the application more and more to address other concerns.

Hopefully, people will still be using Google+ at that point. For those of you are firm believers in Google+, you can find the application and its new update available on the Android Market if you head here.



  1. Rob Wilkerson

    08/03/2011 at 8:39 pm

    mentions are not autofilling from circles yet.

  2. Anonymous

    08/04/2011 at 2:24 pm

    I’m just waiting for the video huddles to come to the mobile platform

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