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5 Killer Google Plus Features in the Native Android (and Soon iOS) App

Android users were the first to receive a full fledged native app for the new social network and based on initial reviews, we have a winner on our hands. Here are five killer features that the native Google Plus Android app offers and are sure to make an appearance on the iOS app as well:

1: Instant Uploads
2: Unlimited Photo and Video Storage
3: Notifications
4: Huddle
5: Nearby
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With Google+, Android finally gets its killer app - TNW Google

With Google+, Android finally gets its killer app - TNW Google | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Access to our social networks drives the use of our mobile devices. Google+ taps into this need on a basic level, providing Android users a reason to pick up and use their devices even more. This is what the platform needed, an aggressive play by its creator to give its users something to gloat about. A way to justify their love of the platform and the feeling of support that has, up to this point, been lacking from Android’s creators.

With Google+, Google is casting a spell of longevity and relevance on its mobile platform in a way that no amount of cheap hardware sales could ever do.

Because Google+ is also available on the iPhone you may be tempted to downplay the significance of the app for the Android ecosystem. But, in fact, Google+ was created to inherently take advantage of the more open architecture the Android platform offers. Google will be able to do things with the app on its platform that would never happen on iOS.
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Google Releases Minor Update to Google Plus App for Android

Google Releases Minor Update to Google Plus App for Android | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Google has released a minor update to the Google Plus app. “Minor,” however, is a relative term, since the update resolves one major source of annoyance that has plagued the earlier version of the app: login issues for users having multiple GMail accounts. The bug fix, it seems, is the only “big” thing about the recent update, which also puts a new profile icon on the menu screen and some minor refinements to the user interface.
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Hands-on: Google+ mobile app for Android

Hands-on: Google+ mobile app for Android | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
The Google+ mobile client for Android lets you access the company's new social network on the road. Ars takes it for a drive.
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Instant Photo Uploads from Android is Google Plus's Killer Feature

Instant Photo Uploads from Android is Google Plus's Killer Feature | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
There's a lot to like about Google Plus, the new social network from everyone's favorite search engine: the design, the thoughtfully created and easy-to-use privacy settings (Circles), the built in mobile chatting (Huddles) and video chatting (Hangouts) features, the smart news reader (Sparks), and more. But if Google Plus had one "killer" feature, it would definitely be the instant photo uploads from Android.

Why is this? Because it's the one feature that will actually encourage adoption.
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Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. - AndroLib

Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. - AndroLib | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. With your permission, Instant Upload automatically puts the photos and videos you take into a private album in the cloud, so you can share them anytime, from anywhere. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they’re checking in.
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Google+ Face Off: Android App Vs. iOS Browser -- InformationWeek

Google+ Face Off: Android App Vs. iOS Browser -- InformationWeek | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
When Google+ launched this week, Google also released an application for Android devices. iOS devices have to make do with the browser version for now. Is it any good?

The Android app has one major leg-up on the iPhone, however: It allows users to shoot and upload images directly from the application. With iOS, there doesn't appear to be a way to upload images directly from the handset.

The other major advantage the Android app has over iOS is that it works with the Huddle. Huddle is the group messaging tool that is meant to help small groups coordinate with one another.
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The Rise Of The Mobile Social Network - Google+ app with high ratings - TNW Mobile

The Rise Of The Mobile Social Network - Google+ app with high ratings  - TNW Mobile | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Right now, we are in the middle of the smartphone boom. Apple, Google and other mobile operating system vendors have provided the foundations for developers to launch innovative services that add extra functionality to powerful new mobile phones.

In just six days, the Google+ app already has an average rating of 4.4, with 6478 users rating it the full five stars.
If Google stands any chance of denting Facebook’s dominance, it has to account for the majority of mobile users. By releasing a web-app, an Android app and a dedicated app for the iPhone, it gives itself a good shot at converting casual searchers but also providing enough of a presence to go up against Facebook.
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Review: Google+ a clean, intuitive mobile experience so far

Review: Google+ a clean, intuitive mobile experience so far | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
For now, Android users have the best shot of enjoying a satisfactory mobile Google+ experience. That's because, so far there are no Google+ native smartphone apps for platforms other than Android. Google says the iPhone app is coming soon, and others are probably in the works.
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Google+ for Android app (hands-on) -Engadget

Google+ for Android app (hands-on) -Engadget | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Given the number of apps Google's made available for smartphones, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that it's taken its suite of social networking services direct to the mobile world as well. As soon as Google+ was officially announced, an app was ready for download in the Android Market and a web app became available for Safari for iOS (with its full offering to the App Store coming soon).
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Google+ for Android Is Like Having Facebook, iCloud and GroupMe in One App - Casey Chan on Gizmodo

Google+ for Android Is Like Having Facebook, iCloud and GroupMe in One App - Casey Chan on Gizmodo | The Google+ Project | Scoop.it
Google+. It has a legitimate chance to be really good. But like any other budding social network, a good app is a requirement. Google+ for Android looks to combine features I use from other apps into one single portal. Awesome.
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