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.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. THATS A +

  2. Still not interested

  3. Superb update :-D

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

    1. 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?

  5. What to think

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

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

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