Google + Mobile Review

Posted by Sam Churchill on

Information Week reviews the Google + Android application on two different phones–a stock LG Optimus T running Android 2.2 and a rooted Motorola Cliq XT running CyanogenMod version 7.0.3x (Android 2.3.3).

The main menu for the Google + app for Android is clean and simple. On launch, the app presents your choice of Stream, Huddle, Photos, Circles or User Profile — each selectable via a large icon.

  • Stream view is a miniaturized version of the full website. Here you find tools at top for adding a post, taking a picture or choosing a nearby location.
  • Photos lets you share pictures you take. You decide when uploads take place.
  • Circles lets you manage your social network. The mobile app can’t edit a user profile or use Hangout, the Google + real-time webcam chat system.
  • Huddle, the instant real-time chat system in Google +, is available in the mobile app. Hangout, the video-conferencing system, isn’t.
  • Profiles lets you set your profile.

Like the beta service on the web, the Google+ mobile app is in its infancy. Reviewer Serdar Yegulalp found it to be already pretty solid and useful.

The apps is expected for the BlackBerry, Windows, Nokia/Symbian and iPhone, but it’s not available yet. However, there’s an easy workaround. You can use the mobile version on the Google’s website.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 8:13 am .

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