Update: Now with video from the head project manager of Google+

Google+ for Android has been updated to version 1.0.5 with a pile of usability fixes that you're going to love. Rather than list them ourselves, take a look at the changelog below:

What's in this version:

  1. Improved notifications reliability
  2. "_add to circle" notifications shown in bulk
  3. Share stream posts to individual people
  4. Clicking a +mention takes you to the person’s profile
  5. +mentions now autofill from your Circles
  6. Stream no longer resets to top when screen is rotated
  7. Nearby accuracy (note: we assume this means accuracy is improved)
  8. Start a 1:1 huddle from a person’s profile or a group huddle from a circle profile
  9. Hide 1:1 huddles
  10. Clickable links in huddles
  11. Improved autocomplete when adding a person to a huddle

These are all much-needed changes - many that we've heard users complain about.

Google seems to be listening closely to user feedback about G+, and this has us smiling. We all agree that G+'s success will hinge upon Google's ability to respond to the comments and criticisms of fickle early adopters, before the social network really starts hitting the mainstream. The ability to quickly adapt and change for users is an advantage Google needs to get on the level of its competition (Twitter, Facebook), and if anyone can do that, it's Google.

You can get the update on the Market now.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • John J

    Thank god for #1.

    • Brandon

      how can i get google+. been waiting to get in.

  • Telanis

    Now if only they'd add the ability to invite people from the app. Or even the mobile website.

  • Victor

    Invite please Metalspy8@gmail.com

  • Chriskin

    Can someone upload the apk for us non-americans ? If , after that, he/she can leave a comment as a reply to mine with the link so i would get notified , I would be grateful - I will be away from my computer and it's rather difficult to search the net from a smartphone on the road. Thanks in advance

    • Chriskin

      Ignore the previous post - i found the apk on mobileplanet-waryam

      • Chriskin

        nah, it seems it was not a real one - or at least it won't install on my desire

  • RockingmyEvo3D

    The praise of the EVO 3D people better realize the deal

    • Brandon

      thx for the youtube link. i watched a related video and ended up buying one of those Innocell 4000 mAh super batteries. floss gives nice reviews.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Who the hell is this joker?

      • Brandon

        Huh... What do you mean

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Our boy FLOSS - who the hell is this guy?

      • Brandon

        Just a guy who does reviews.

      • wackadroid

        I was thinking the same thing??? This dude hangs out in his jammies filming videos in his living room? This is the project mgr for google +?? No wonder its failing, go to the damn office and take off the DuRag homie.

  • j

    the app is on the market... everyone can download the app. you just need an invite to sign in.
    if you can't find the app by searching, just search for google and look through the list of apps from that developer

  • Andrew

    If someone can invite me, I'd appreciated it: onsamyj@gmail.com

    • SiliconAddict

      And there is another who is about to get 80% more spam in their inbox. I really hope you guys aren't posting your real e-mail address. Again hard core stupid if it is.

      • Andrew

        I don’t receive any spam in spite of sharing my actual email whenever I need to. So jump from cliff and die, you stupid troll.

  • deemed

    hate to be another one asking.....but i dont even know anyone IRL with a + account!

    my address is:

    deepmenace at the normal google email address.

    thanks if ya can.

    • deemed

      thanks for invite!

      time to geekOUT!

  • Paul Atreides

    Invites sent to Brandon, Andrew and Deemed. Enjoy!

    • Andrew

      I already received one, but thanks nevertheless! :)

  • marshall

    i would like to receive an invite if anyone has the time dlux503@gmail.com

    • SiliconAddict

      I hope that isn't your real e-mail because you are about to get spammed into the ground if it is. Posting one's real address in the open for web crawlers to harvest is hard core stupid.

  • SiliconAddict

    Now with less horrible and more banning because its not your real name.

  • Cageu80

    If anyone has time to send me an invite I would be most gratefull. cageu80@gmail.com