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Google+ for Android update brings Android Beam, Daydream support and more

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Google has just announced a brand new upgrade for Google+, but this isn’t some laid back bug fixer. A wealth of great, new features have been introduced that should delight photo enthusiasts everywhere. Here’s what’s new in the latest version:

  • Photos now supports Android Beam, so you can share photos via NFC
  • Photos also supports Daydream, so you can view your pics in screensaver mode when charging or docking your device
  • Individual photo details are now available in the drop-down menu
  • Opening “Locations” will automatically refresh your friends’ locations on the map

Google also mentioned a number of performance boosts, though they weren’t interested in getting into too much detail about what, exactly, has been boosted. Regardless, it sounds like an upgrade you’ll definitely want to take, so find it in the Google Play Store with haste! PS: the update is rolling out in stages, so you might not see it on your phone right away. We’ll see if we can’t get an APK for you shortly.




  • David Narada Brown

    THATS A +

  • jshaffer21

    Still not interested

  • JRomeo

    Superb update :-D

  • JSYOUNG571

    How about making Locations work period. It is still sluggish and inaccurate compared to Google Maps.

    • ziplock9000

      Inaccurate? The positional data is acquired from the same APIs that all other GPS apps.
      You know there are two groups of people you can add to Locations. One of them is only ‘city wide’. Could that be your issue?

  • newuser

    What to think

  • ziplock9000

    This “Opening “Locations” will automatically refresh your friends’ locations on the map”
    is great. Some of my contacts only update every few hours normally.

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    Google+ is turning into a nice photo editor. Meanwhile, the cross-device notification sync feature has been broken for weeks.