Google released today a smart update to their most subscribed social networking site, Google+ (version 2.6) for Android and is now available for download.
The newest Google+ app version offers new functionality that complies to the highest requested features that users want to have or improve over the existing application version.
According to Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Social Business for Google, the newest version is a product of making Google+ provide more intuitive and more beautiful G+ user experience while, at the same time, bringing some efforts to build a mobile future.
We continue to work toward a simpler, more beautiful Google, and today we’re accelerating these efforts with a new Google+ app for Android phones… In all cases we’re building for a mobile future, and we’re excited about what’s ahead.
Among the features that you can now enjoy with the current version include the ability to start a hangout anytime, from anywhere directly on your phone. This is quite different to the previous version wherein you can only engage in a hangout through looking and joining for active ones.
To start a hangout (in the new version), you simply tap the Hangout in the navigation, add some friends and tap Start. The application will then contact their phones (if you want), and if someone misses the hangout, they can ring you back with a single tap.
Another nice feature that you can now do with the new version is the ability to edit your post once you posted it in the stream and send positive reaction or recommendation to existing posts through the added G+ button below each post. There’s now also a new section for suggested people whom you may follow in the messenger suggestions and the ability to download photos from posts or Messenger conversations.
Over the past few hours since the update release, people who downloaded the latest version are, so far, satisfied of the performance, leaving positive response to the app. Although some sees some lagging issues and others did claim some bugs on their phone, it is likely to be fixed as soon as more users raised the same claims.
For more information and to download the new G+ app, just go to Google Play.
Last modified: May 25, 2012