Improvements to the Google+ for Android mobile app include bug fixes, and users can now reshare a post they like.
(NASDAQ:GOOG) has improved its Google+ for Android
mobile application, adding the ability for users to reshare
a post they like and making the application available in 38 languages.
for Android allows users of the social network to publish updates to
their Google+ Stream and see the links, pictures and updates posted to the
service by folks in their Circles. Users may also manage those Circles and view
public posts from other Google+ users located nearby, and allow all the photos
taken from their phone to be instantly uploaded to Google+.
Google would go on to offer a Google+ for iPhone application,
which rocketed to
the top of Apple's iTunes App Store free application list in July. Google added
support for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) popular iPad tablet and iPod touch
Web-browsing and gaming gadget a few weeks later.
for Android got its latest upgrade to version 1.0.6
, August 25.
reshare a post, users can tap the post as if they were going to +1 it or add a
comment, tap a button in the upper right-hand corner of the application (next
to the +1 button option), choose the Circle or Circles to publish the post to,
add a comment (if desired) and tap post. The application also now lets
users create a new circle from the Circles destination.
also made several bug fixes to + for Android. The company killed duplicate
Instant Uploads, a problem that plagued HTC Android handsets such as the HTC
also fixed a "no name" flaw in its Huddle group messaging application,
and enabled hidden one-to-one Huddles to reappear when new messages are sent. Also
fixed is a known issue with the notifications count changing when switching
from portrait to landscape mode.
users of Facebook for Android for iPhone or Twitter for Android and iPhone can
attest, having a solid mobile application from which to update their social
networks is a huge convenience for smartphone users. Meanwhile, Pew Research
said over half of U.S. adults online are using
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or some other social network.
report was conducted before Google+ launched. Google's new social network is no
slouch, though, and has racked up some 30 million-plus users in less than two
months since its launch.