Using the Google Plus Android App
Date Added: Sep 14, 2011
|Google+ is the latest social networking platform by search engine giant, Google, which is all set to become a tough contender to other popularly used similar sites like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter etc. Other than this, Google already has Android OS for portable devices in place which is acquiring exponential popularity with time. The integration of Google+ in Android seems to be a logical move and as a result, you have Google+ Android Application which is a must have application looking at the gamut of features and potential that Google+ offers and some innovative features that have been introduced only in Android application.
As you launch the application, you can see a refined home screen that offers prominent icons for all the important features of Google+ like Stream, Circles, Photos, Profiles and Huddle (a new addition specifically in Android application). The user can just tap on any of the icons to see the relevant display in a neatly arranged layout. The application has direct features for taking the photo from the device itself and insert it into your stream or photos section. In short, all the features of the web-based version are easily accessible in the Android application with the touch and tap feature of the device adding to the ease and fun of usage.
The extra features that the Android application offers over the web-version form the real juice of the whole story. The smart application has a feature of location awareness with which the user can view the stream posts of the users in nearby area. For instance, you are in some area and want to visit the finest restaurant nearby; so you just stream your query and some user in nearby area can respond you. So now you have access to the location specific social networking which leads the application to stand above others. Apart from this, Huddle feature lets you add people with whom you want to converse via text and they will get invitation notifications. After that, just write a message and get the discussion going.
But the chief demerit with Android Application is that Google currently is not offering any tablet specific application and the smartphone application fails to take advantage of the enhanced real estate of a tablet device. Apart from this, the video chat and conferencing feature is currently absent which should be given serious attention in forthcoming versions given the popularly featured front facing camera in many Android tablets and smartphones. If you are interested in any other utility which you can use with your Google products, you can get them from our section on Internet tools.
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