Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Google Plus (Google+) for Android app updated to 1.0.5

 

It’s quite obvious that Google is really serious when it comes to social networking, service’s native application for Android gets even better ahead of the public launch.
A new update was released by Google for the Google Plus social networking site native application for the Android smartphone operating system. The new update includes some of the features that a lot of early adopters were requesting like leaving a 1 to 1 Huddle room, clickable link in the huddle conversations, so you can view a YouTube video that your friend has shared with you, and the very much-needed easy Huddle function of starting a 1:1 huddle from a person’s profile, or starting a Huddle conversation covering the whole circle, so you can instantly send a shout out to a customized group of friends.
Google Plus for Android application, Smartphones
The new Google Plus for Android update also includes the notification improvement, which is better compared to the previous version according to our own test. The app is also updated to avoid sending “spam” notification, in fact, the notification about people adding you to their circles is now grouped as one notification message.
Here’s the complete list of the new features of Google+ for Android application version 1.0.5:
  1. Improved notifications reliability
  2. “_add to circle” notifications shown in bulk
  3. Share stream posts to individual people
  4. Clicking a +mention takes you to the person’s profile
  5. +mentions now autofill from your Circles
  6. Stream no longer resets to top when screen is rotated
  7. Nearby accuracy
  8. Start a 1:1 huddle from a person’s profile or a group huddle from a circle profile
  9. Hide 1:1 huddles
  10. Clickable links in huddles
  11. Improved autocomplete when adding a person to a huddle
Google Plus is still not available publicly but according to a new report, the search engine giant has already secured 25 million members in less than 40 days after the beta launch (June 28th). The new data of Alexa (which is considered as a rough estimate), 2.85% of the total Google.com traffic are coming from Plus.Google.com subdomain, the home of the Google Plus social networking site.
Basic features of the site includes posting messages, articles etc, unlimited storage of photos and videos, voice and video chat 1 to 1 and the killer video conferencing feature called “Hangouts.” The native app for Android and iOS support the “Huddle” feature, an instant messaging service that works like the BBM of Research in Motion.