Don’t you hate it when the mobile version of your favorite site or app leaves you feeling frustrated and wondering why they even bothered. With all the enhancements on the Google+ for Android app, the mobile experience is now something to enjoy when doing the things you love to do.
One of the new improvements is all about images. When using Google’s instant upload feature, you can now store up to 5 GB of full-sized photos for free. No more paying monthly fees from some of those other services to store your precious snapshots. The 5 GB is in addition to the already included unlimited uploads for 2048-pixel photos. Plus, GIF images are also now supported in your mobile news feed, making for a richer media experience in which to show your flair.
If you’ve always wanted to try a Hangout on your DROID RAZR MAXX HD or other compatible Motorola phone, now the Google+ app lets you have a smoother experience. Supporting bandwith connections as low as 150kb, and video chat with up to 9 friends, using mobile Hangouts is the way to keep your posse together.
Google+ Events are now more interactive with the ability to send messages to specific guests and to know who’s opened your invitations, so you know if your ‘dear old friend’ is fibbing when they say they never got your invite. You can also copy and paste the event url into an email or chat box, and have a running total of the invite list by letting invitees check their status.
Photos can be shared automatically to an Event with Party Mode. And if you want to see what’s going on in the world or right around you, you can see trending topics and nearby public conversations.
With these and other improvements, the Google+ mobile experience will leave you wondering why you ever needed a desktop computer in the first place. Check out the free app in the Google Play Store where you can see screenshots, a video and more.