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Google+ V4.1 Update Now Rolling Out to the Masses, Chromecast App Too

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The sizable version 4.1 update for Google+ on Android that was teased earlier in the week is now rolling out to the masses. To recap, this update makes profile switching much easier, introduces Google Drive photo management, pull-to-refresh in the stream and notifications, improves location settings, and officially swaps out Messenger with Hangouts. It’s a good one, trust me.

On a Chromecast front, the Chromecast app was updated to fix discovery problems that many devices were struggling with. Hopefully, this means that the OG DROID RAZR phones are not capable of casting fun

Here is the Google+ changelog:

  • View, edit, and share photos stored in Google Drive
  • Pull to refresh content in the stream and notifications
  • Locations improvements: Share your city-level location, control who is displayed on the map
  • Easier switching between different accounts and pages
  • Google Apps for Business support: restrict posts to the domain, domain icons to identify members
  • Hangouts app replaces Messenger for messaging and video calls. Visit Google Takeout to download your Messenger data.

And the Chromecast changelog:

  • Fixed Chromecast discovery problems with some Android devices.

Play Links:  Google+ | Chromecast

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  • rutgersjaffo

    Man, Google+ users are gonna be pumped. All twelve of them.

  • Yep that fixed the Chromecast issues with my Moto X

  • ETPhoneHomeT

    The Chromecast update fixed the app itself so that my Razr Maxx can now see the Chromecast on the network. However, it’s still not possible to cast from the Play Music or Play Movies & TV apps as the cast icon still doesn’t show up. Hopefully, that will be fixed soon.

    • Michael

      cancelled my all access because of this.

  • imaletufinish

    It still doesn’t work on the Droid RAZR, Maxx, or Bionic.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    personally, i think that black bar at the bottom needs to go. Or redesign because those are buttons that should be out the open. But damn it’s ugly.

  • Locations

    Google+ Locations finally useful… they added the last refresh status time and arrows to rapidly switch between users.. basically works like Latitude now.

  • Geekzilla

    Yep that fixed the Chromecast issues with my Droid RAZR Maxx.

  • Hothfox

    I really wish they’d come up with a different UI for their “new post” buttons (photo, location, mood, and write). It kind of sticks out like a sore thumb from the rest of the app.

  • Silver Veloz

    Cool – just updated both of them.

  • Richard Krajewski

    One little typo can change the meaning of the whole story….

    • NexusPhan69

      Uh, Houston? We have a problem.

  • Mike

    Love me some update goodness

  • J. Gilbertson

    Why would you want to exclude the RAZR from the casting fun? I’ve yet to download the updates but before I did have an issue with configuring my chromecast with my xt912 but after I configured my laptop I was able to use my RAZR for Netflix and YouTube.

    • Justin W

      Typo – “not” should be “now”.

  • NexusPhan69

    I got the update and thought I was special. I immediately came here to post the apk and saw this article. Slap to the face.

    • Jason Downing

      Same.. pretty much haha

    • Godzilla

      Good looking out tho