Google+ iPhone app gets a facelift, Android update on its way

By Kul Bhushan | Updated 10 May 2012
Google+ iPhone app gets a facelift, Android update on its way

Google has released an updated version of its Google iPhone app, days after the social networking site received a major facelift.

Google says the update brings better fonts, full-bleed photos and videos and more intuitive home screen. The updated version of the Google iPhone app is said to be easier to navigate and visually more appealing.

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"To be clear, we're not interested in a mobile or social experience that's just smaller," Vic Gundotra, senior vice president of Google's social business, wrote in a blog post. "We're embracing the sensor-rich smartphone (with its touchable screen and high-density display), and transforming Google into something more intimate, and more expressive. Today's new iPhone app is an important step in this direction—toward a simpler, more beautiful Google."

Apart from making the app visually more attractive, Google has also paid attention to the fun and performance parts. The “ 1” button has been shifted to the top of streams, helping users to recommend posts much more ease.

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Google will be soon rolling out an updated version of the Google Android app. According to Gundotra, the updated version of the Android app will feature a few “more additional surprises”.

Last month, Google updated Google , giving  major facelift and incorporating a number of new features such as new Explore and Profile pages. The updated Google features static icons, and a dynamic ribbon, which can be used to bookmark and manage applications, perform quick-actions, and more. To know more, read our previous coverage.

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Selected screenshots from the mobile update
 

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