Google+ for Android updated featuring "massive performance improvements"

Google+ for Android updated featuring
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!


source: Android Market

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6 Comments

1. israelian

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

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

2. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I'm gonna try it out

3. MarloThaMartian

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

Yeah its much faster now. Great update

4. p4ulm86

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 07, 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

5. micahrahn

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

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

6. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

gif images need to be turn on

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