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Google+ Android app updated, adds new UI and ability to sign out

November 1, 2011 | by Charles West

Android Apps, Social

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Google has released an update for its Google+ app for Android. The app was updated yesterday in the Android Market and features the usual bug fixes as well as the revamped UI which is an appetizer for Andy’s upcoming OS, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. This news comes after the search giant gave Google Apps customers access to Google+. The revamped Plus is being referred to as a “completely new app.” This new update brings a list of improvements, including:

  • Completely new app and new visual design
  • Battery life improvements
  • Navigation and performance improvements
  • Significant notifications improvements
  • Brand new posting UI
  • Several bug fixes
  • Support for Google Apps users
  • Ability to sign out
  • Add people to a circle from circle profiles

Discussing how ICS 4.0 was the inspiration behind the updated G+ app, Ben Eidelson, product manger for Google+ said on his Plus page:

“I’m really excited to announce that the new version of Google+ for Android is available today! We worked closely with the Android team as they developed Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich, http://goo.gl/UpUom), so you’ll see the same attention to beauty and simplicity in our new design.”

Eidelson wasn’t lying when he said it was meant to look similar. The app also fixes what had been a fairly buggy and unpolished set of notifications with more discrete notification options. When talking to some of my peeps on Google Plus, they seemed to have noticed a significant change in how speedier the app performed. What do you guys thinks?

Feel free to add me to one of your circles

Source: Android Market