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