Slightly buried underneath the flurry of spectacles that were showcased at the first day of the Google I/O conference was the revamped Google+. The company’s premier social network has received two major updates: Google+ Events and Google+ for tablets.
Out of the 250 million users of Google+, Google said that the majority of the 150 million active users access it from a mobile device. With the introduction of the Google Nexus 7 tablet, it’s only fitting that Google+ has gained a native tablet app. Now we want to share more about Google’s take on online event planning.Google+ Events
Now this is something that we’d love to get on board with. Gone will be the [...]
Ever since the launch of Google’s “social layer”, Google+, the guys in Mountain View have been trying to focus on fewer products, instead of the scatter-shot approach on products they had before. But while they have streamlined many of their products and services in the past months, there’s one area where things have gotten worse since the launch of Google+, and that’s Google’s own messenger clients.
There is Google Talk (with video), then there is Hangouts, and then we have the Google+ Messenger, originally launched as Google Huddle. You might even count the SMS app on Android as a different product – Apple actually unified [...]
Today Google announced the availability of yhr Google Plus for Android tablets app, something that many Plus users have long requested. Asides from the obvious modifications to the interface, Google has added some cool new features, that should make using Google’s blossoming social network a joy.
According to a post on the Google Official Blog, the changes include:A beautiful stream that styles content based on popularity, type and orientation A “lean back” Hangouts experience that’s great for the couch or common room Crisper text, fuller photos and easily-tappable actions like +1 and comment
One of the best uses for the new Google Plus app for tablets will [...]
Google might be one of the most successful companies in the tech world, but that doesn’t mean that Larry Page and Sergey Brin are not permanently looking for ways to grow and expand their company.
Less than a week after integrating Zagat’s services in Google Maps, the Mountain View-based company has announced an even more important acquisition. Meebo will become Google’s subsidiary, after a transaction that many consider to be part of a strategy to expand and strengthen the Google Plus social networking service.
According to a still unconfirmed piece of information, Google will pay around $100 million for Meebo, a service founded in 2005 as a browser based [...]
Google+ launched a year ago, and while it will not replace Facebook anytime soon, the budding social network got a lot of users so far. I even think that, while Google+ and Facebook share some similarities, in reality, Google+ is more like a long-form Twitter than a Facebook competitor. From my experience with it at least, you don’t really go there to share stuff with your “friends”, but to see what the authorities in some areas that you’re interested in are posting. Then comment on their posts, and +1 or share their posts with whomever you may have added to your circles.
One thing I liked about the Google+ mobile app ever since the beginning [...]
Although Android users were used to being treated with priority access to Google+ updates, the latest version of the G+ app has hit Apple’s devices before becoming available in Google Play. Advertised as a “mobile app with sense and soul”, the new Google+ experience is a “feast for the eyes”, coming with several design tweaks, but also a couple of improvements to the app’s functionality.
I haven’t had a chance to test the new Google+ mobile app (no, I don’t own an iPhone, in case you had any doubts), but the official photos look indeed sexy! The fonts are crisper, the profile pics are larger, the home screen looks more elegant and “friendlier” and you can simply feel [...]
Google Plus was Google’s answer to Facebook’s utter domination in the social networking arena. Many questioned whether Google Plus would be able to make a dent in Facebook’s sprawling social empire. Regardless of critics, it appears that Google’s social bet is playing out quite well. Since the launch of Google Plus last summer, the social networking has been growing at a significant rate, and now boasts over 170 million users.
If you are a part of the Google Plus community, you must have been surprised to see a massive change to the site’s layout today, or what the team is calling a “simpler, more beautiful [...]
That’s right! Yesterday, Google started rolling out one of their most anticipated new features to help them compete with Facebook, pages for businesses. Many blogs and websites have already made their presence known on Google+ by using pages including Mashable and The Next Web, and now Android Authority.
We have integrated Google+ into the site for a while now with the “+1″ button on every post and at the top of the site, now you will also see a link to our Google+ page at the top next to Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to +1 us and add us to your circle on Google+, also don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, and Like us on Facebook, you will not [...]
For Google+ users, getting in touch and staying connected with friends and family on the go is now a more convenient, enjoyable experience–thanks to the new Google+ App for Android, optimized for Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich.
Google has released a new version of the app for users of the quickly rising social networking site. The app was made available on the Android Market as of last Monday.
Since its initial release and user review in mid-October, Google has released another update that featured post re-sharing, but this fresh round of updates includes a host of other cool new features, and the revamped Google+ app is thought of as a “completely new [...]