Google+ updated with visual refresh, launching hangouts easier than ever | Tech NEWS

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Are you ready for the best looking Google+ experience to grace an Android device? Good, because the official app was just updated in the Google Play Store and it looks great. The stream view has been revamped as well the navigation ribbon, leaving us with an interface that is sort-of reminiscent of recent updates to Facebook’s official app while adding in enough Ice Cream Sandwich flair to make the experience feel natural to the OS.

I’m still waiting for Google to integrate the social network more directly into Android (Circles for organizing contacts, anyone?), but given how the search colossal has been tying G+ to all of its services lately I won’t be surprised to hear developments on this front out of Google I/O for a potential release in the next iteration of the OS, Jelly Bean.

Here’s the full changelog:

  • Visual refresh of the stream and improved navigation
  • Initiate a Hangout from the primary menu
  • Support for ringing hangout notification
  • Support for post editing
  • Messenger suggestions for persons you may know
  • Download photos from posts or Messenger conversations

Initiating a hangout should be easier than ever with access directly from the apps primary menu. Grab the new version of Google Plus from the Google Play Store now.

Google Play Link: Google+

[Thanks, Mr. Eastwood!]

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