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Google+ for Android gets Ice Cream Sandwich-friendly remake

updated 07:50 pm EDT, Mon October 31, 2011

Google Plus Android app redone for 4.0 update

Google has quietly readied itself for the launch of the Galaxy Nexus by introducing a heavily remade version of Google+ for Android (Android Market). The app is "completely new" and is designed to borrow the interface layout of Android 4.0: it takes the multi-column interface of the new mobile OS, such as the edge-to-edge photo browsing and the spare, open look. Its posting interface has been given one of the more conspicuous changes to be in line with the new OS.

Some recent changes to the social network itself are now reflected in the app, such as support for Google Apps users. Battery life and speed should be better, and notifications have been tuned to an unspecified degree. It's now possible to add people to circles from a circle's profile, not just an individual user.

Although intended for Android 4.0, the new Google+ works on any Android device running 2.1 and up. The interface still isn't fully optimized for tablets. Some changes, like Google Apps support and circle profile adds, are likely to reach the iOS app.

The Galaxy Nexus is informally expected to ship worldwide within the next one to two weeks.










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