While it was tempting to give away one Google+ gift a day for the rest of the month, we thought it'd be more practical to wrap everything together in one holiday package.
This #seasonforshipping we’ve tried to think of a gift for everyone. Whether you’re an Android addict, a budding broadcaster, or the resident party planner, there’s a feature for each of you in our last big launch of the year: 18 treats to make sharing and communicating easier and more fun than ever.
Giving you the best mobile and photo experiences
From the start, the Google+ team has been committed to building an industry-leading mobile experience. Today we’re adding a new batch of Android features, including on-the-go profile editing, an easier way to author content, and a subtle notice when there's new stuff to read. You can also subscribe to mobile notifications from your favorite circles and interact with Google+ Communities on your phone or tablet.
We’re especially excited about our photo improvements—a core part of Google+, and one which you’ve consistently told us means a lot to you.
On Android, we're now offering full-size backups of your photos (up to 5GB free), in addition to the standard-size option (unlimited free storage at 2048px). To give it a try, simply turn on Instant Upload and start taking pictures: photos you shoot will be saved to a private album on Google+.
We're also bringing photo spheres to the mobile stream. You'll need Android 4.2 to create these 360-degree panoramas, but any Froyo-or-later user can now enjoy them.