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Google+ gets a minor update, adds a few Material Design tweaks

A new minor update has arrived for Google+, adding some Material Design tweaks and improvements.
October 3, 2014

Yesterday Play Newstand got a pretty big update, complete with a Material Design makeover. While Google+ already has been rocking MD since this summer, today a minor update is rolling out that adds no new features, but does polish up the look of the app a bit.

What kind of changes? Probably the first thing you’re going to notice is the icon now carries the long shadow design that we saw with Newstand. In the actual app the red Google+ banner is now a brighter and bolder shade, there’s also a simpler photos layout, more polished menus and plenty of other little tweaks. The new update isn’t exactly a massive one, though it does bring a bit more overall polish to the way Google+ looks. We imagine we’ll be seeing more minor updates like this to other Google apps in the near future as we come closer to the final release of Android L.

As always this update is rolling to Google Play out in stages, though you can skip the waiting game by downloading it directly from GAPPS Early.