Google’s Vic Gundotra, announced this morning that a new version of Google+ is soon to hit Android devices, version 4.2.4. In the update are several additions, such as a feature that allows you to simply shake your device while viewing a picture to have snow flakes gracefully fall from the sky. Previously, this feature was an Auto Awesome enhancement, but now you can throw it onto any picture of your choosing. In addition, searching across various posts, people, photos, and communities is a whole lot easier, as users can now make a comprehensive search across the entire platform via a single search box. No more getting lost throughout Google+’s deep dark alleyways. (more…)
Google is hooking folks up with Auto Awesome gifts in the form of falling snow flakes and twinkling lights. Starting now on Google+, if you take a photo that features snow or a Christmas tree (or anything that sparkles), Google will automatically Auto Awesome the photo with shiny lights or falling snowflakes, turning them into pretty GIFs. (more…)
This morning, Google is pushing out a staged rollout of an updated Google+ application for Android through Google Play. The update isn’t your ordinary run of the mill bug fixer, though. Inside this update, Google is looking to take advantage of a few features that are uncommonly used on phones supporting the software, such as Daydream and Android Beam. (more…)
A new Google+ update has already begun to rollout as build 18.104.22.168778941, and we’re only a couple of hours removed from Google’s event. The update changes up a couple of items, most notably the photo area. That’s no surprise since today’s announcements all surrounded photo and video handling through the social network. If you want to start taking advantage of things like Auto Awesome Movie and better photo searching, feel free to sideload the update through one of the links below. (more…)
Google+ users, get ready for more Awesome. Thanks to updates announced this morning during a live Hangout, you can expect the photo and video experiences through Google’s social network to get additional muscle in the very near future. We’re talking Auto Awesome for videos, better control over Auto Enhance, new features for Auto Awesome photos, improved editing tools, full-size backups, and more. (more…)
At any moment, Google should begin their “A morning with Google+” event which is streamed live to the world on YouTube. We’d imagine we will see lots of Google+ talk, new features, both web and app related, and probably not much else. This doesn’t exactly scream “Nexus event!” to us. One report already suggests that we’ll see Auto Awesome for videos, a feature that has been available to photos on G+ for some time. Other than that, the rest is not confirmed.
There is apparently some sort of power outage at the Google-plex this morning, so the event hasn’t begun yet. It should start soon.
I think we now know why Vic Gundotra couldn’t sleep last night. Tomorrow, at 9:30AM Pacific, the Google+ team will hold a live event to discuss “a few updates.” That’s fun and all, especially since we’ve grown more and more attached to G+, but it’s not exactly what we were hoping for. Unless it involves Hangouts and Google Voice. Or comes on the heels of the big Android announcement.
Still interested in why he pinged Sundar Pichai last night. Maybe there is more? OK, I’m hypebeasting now. Move along.
Cheers Matt, Dan and Derrick!
This news isn’t necessarily Android-related, but YouTube is as big of a Google service as any, and we wanted to make sure you were aware. Comments on YouTube videos and in channel discussion tabs will no longer be quite as terrible thanks to the incorporation of Google+ comments. The discussion tab comment overhaul has already begun, but comments in actual video pages won’t rollout for some time, though you can see an example of what they will look like above. (more…)