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New Google+ 2.0 For Android Exceeds iOS Functionality

A few weeks ago saw a big update to the Google+ iOS app, and now Android customers can breathe a sigh of relief as Google have now overhauled the Android OS. And what is more, Android users can celebrate the fact that their update has more features than its iOS counterparts.

The new Google+ app for Android has all of the same aesthetic improvements that the iOS update had, but it goes one step further by affording Android users the ability to initiate Hangouts straight from the app.

In terms of the Google+ 2.0 app in general, the changes are seeming to please the majority of users. While in the past the previous version of the app was much like the mobile version of the Google+ website both in appearance and functionality, version 2.0 of the app gives crisper fonts, larger images and the Google+ stream as a whole is easier to navigate.

Of the iOS version of the Google+ app, a Google spokesperson said to TechRadar: “Our overall goal is to create a consistent, beautiful and simple experience for all mobile Google+ users… We aim to get new updates for our mobile apps in the hands of users as quickly as possible.”

Have any of you tried either the iOS or Android Google+ 2.0 apps? How do you rate the user experience compared to other social mobile apps such as Facebook or Twitter? Please leave a comment with your views.

Don’t forget that if you are a Google+ user, you can use SocialSafe to backup your Google+ profile, public posts, comments and +1s. We’re also working on backing up shared posts, circles, photos and videos – so stay tuned!


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