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Google+ for Android updated featuring "massive performance improvements"

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If you’re an Android user that jumped on the Google+ bandwagon, you should run-don’t-walk to the Android Market to download the latest version of their mobile app. What’s new? Glad you asked!

A couple of minutes of playing with the app confirms it feels much snappier now. There are several nice interface tweaks. When you look at your stream you see more posts now, which is subtle but a nice feature for the smaller screens of our smartphones. The photos page from your stream now gets infinite scrolling, which is a much-appreciated UI tweak (see first image below), althogdugh the rate at which photos load depends greatly on the performance of your network connection.

The addition of a “What’s Hot!” is interesting. Time will tell to what degree Google’s algorithms can find trending items of interest to users. Unfortunately there isn't yet a similar update for iOS, but in the past they two version have usually been released quite close together. The official change log is below:

  1. Massive performance improvements across the app
  2. What's Hot!
  3. View who +1'd a post or comment
  4. Stream posts shortened to fit more per scroll
  5. Infinite photos feed in 'From your circles'
  6. Stream no longer jumps to the top for an automatic refresh

You can get the app at the source link. Let us know what you think of it in the comments below!

Google+ for Android updated featuring "massive performance improvements"

source: Android Market

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posted on 08 Feb 2012, 17:26 3

1. israelian (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

It's not gimmicks. I've tried this new version and i'am happy :)

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 18:43

2. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)

I'm gonna try it out

posted on 08 Feb 2012, 22:07

3. MarloThaMartian (Posts: 45; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)

Yeah its much faster now. Great update

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 01:02

4. p4ulm86 (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

this is app is great.. no FC and in a short time def more features than facebook.. i hope people begin to use it.. good social network

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 07:20

5. micahrahn (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)

Is it just me or is the Facebook app always slow, even on 4G.

posted on 09 Feb 2012, 09:56

6. fanesxx (Posts: 74; Member since: 19 May 2011)

gif images need to be turn on

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