With more than 250 million users, Google Plus is steadily gaining acceptance in all walks of life. We’re not the only one on the block that love to Hangout, one of the social network’s main attractions, but the likes of Huffington Post have also integrated the live video streaming feature in their new Live service. Furthermore, to keep things fresh, Google has recently updated Google Plus.
The new version of Google Plus now opens the door for tweeners to join Hangout sessions. While teenagers have been allowed to create Google+ accounts for a few months now, it’s only now that the age restriction for Hangouts is reduced to 13 years and over. [...]
It’s been a rough day today for anxious Nexus 7 buyers that have been counting the days and hours until their precious Jelly Bean tablet reached their doors.
In early morning we picked up a rumor that Google may be shipping the Nexus 7 tablet today, at least according to one reddit user that received shipment confirmation via email – we even checked that tracking number ourselves, although until writing these lines, his package had not been delivered.
We then found out that not only is Ebuyer shipping (free of charge) Google Nexus 7 pre-orders in the UK today, but that GameStop has been cleared by Google to start selling the tablet in [...]
Google I/O was a huge success for Google, with the showcase of the Nexus 7 tablet, the Nexus Q, and the next iteration of Android OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Even though most of us are still waiting for an official update to Android 4.0, there is obviously an eager anticipation for Android 4.1 now.
While unauthorized ports of Jellybean are already available for the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, and Acer Iconia A500, the only way to get Android 4.1 officially is when you buy a Nexus 7 tablet, a new Samsung Galaxy Nexus, or if you own a Galaxy Nexus, which will be the first device to receive the update. You’re fine if you already own the [...]
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 [...]