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Google+ for iOS gets a major update

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Google+ for iOS gets a major update
Apparently Google isn’t playing favorites with Android (all the time); users of Apple’s mobile platform are getting treated to a massive makeover of the Google+ app, and the Android version is apparently still a “couple weeks” away. The update focuses on the appearance and ease of use of the app, which wasn’t particularly well received when it first landed on the iPhone.

On their official blog Google had this to say about their strategy with Google+ on mobile devices:

To be clear, we’re not interested in a mobile or social experience that’s just smaller. We’re embracing the sensor-rich smartphone (with its touchable screen and high-density display), and transforming Google+ into something more intimate, and more expressive. Today’s new iPhone app is an important step in this direction—toward a simpler, more beautiful Google.

They did say that the Android update would include “a few extra surprises”, so fans of the little green robot can expect some extra goodies when the app does make it to Google’s own mobile OS. In the meantime, everyone can take a look at the new app below, and iOS users can head to the market link below to download/update the app.

source: Google via 9to5Google, Apple App Store

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posted on 09 May 2012, 17:32 1

1. joeymk (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

Why update does anyone use google+ ?

posted on 09 May 2012, 17:42 5

2. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)

Presumably that's why they are updating it; as an attempt to attract more users.

posted on 10 May 2012, 06:42

6. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

The interface looks much better! I hated the over-simplified (basic) interfaces they launched recently.

An interface should be intuitive rather than imply you're stupid.

posted on 09 May 2012, 18:01 3

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I do, ita great for photos and longs post, is also great for hangouts and well tied with all of Google services

posted on 09 May 2012, 22:26 2

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

If you used Plus you'd know that it's actually pretty jumping.

posted on 09 May 2012, 17:46 6

3. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

It looks so nice now!!!! and since Facebook app isn't any good maybe slowly ill switch to G+
Gotta see that loading time of this... which the Android and iOS app of Facebook suck at!!!

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