Google is continuing to enhance its Google+ social networking service for mobile users by releasing a new version of the native Android app. The updated version allows page owners to view, post and comment from their Android device. Great. But there is a little problem. Unlike the web based version, where you can seamlessly switch from your account to a page and back again, with the Android version you need to sign out and then sign back in again. At the sign in stage you get to choose which account you want to use. Not so cool! So 10 out of 10 Google for new features, but zero out of 10 for implementation.

Other new bits in this release include a resigned Home screen widget and the ability to discover people and topics more easily with the ‘Find people’ option. Tapping on “Find people” presents you with a list of people you may know plus a selection of featured or “interesting” people grouped into different topics like Technology, Politics etc.

Finally, wanting to be nice neighbors and support Google in everything it does, there is also a new version for iOS!

You can download the latest Google+ app from the Play Store.

Gary Sims
Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems. He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages, as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.