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Google+ for iOS gains iPad, iPod touch support

updated 01:15 pm EDT, Mon August 8, 2011

Update also includes fixes, Huddle settings

Google has released an updated iOS app for Google+, its fledgling social network. The most critical addition is support for the iPad and iPod touch; previously, the device would run only on iPhones. The app does not as yet have a native iPad interface, in spite of the extended compatibility.

Other additions include settings for Huddle, the group messaging component of Google+, and aggregated circle add notifications. An assortment of unspecified fixes have been made to the software's stability and performance. The app is a free download, but requires a Google+ account, which is currently invite-only.

by MacNN Staff



  1. bigmig

    Joined: Dec 1969



    If not for the article title, I wouldn't know whether I was looking at a Facebook stream or a Google+ stream. What a sorry state Google has deteriorated devoid of innovation that they can only blindly copy other's products...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Sad

    Yes, because it shows a post and has the 9 box icon on the top. Beyond that it doesn't look anything like the other, but why quibble about details.

  1. c4rlob

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sad indeed

    Even the font color of the post author is Facebook blue, and the light-gray timestamp with the dot separator; not to mention the exact same left-margin square thumbnail; but that's all just coincidental I'm sure. At least Ping managed to fit in a little more variation in its UI.
    Also sad that the Circles feature is supposedly such a revolution in UI, yet they couldn't figure out how to bring it to a touch interface. I guess there was no similar circles feature out there to copy in mobile touch UI.

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