Get ready, folks - the next few days are going to get really interesting. We've already started seeing Ice Cream Sandwich leaks, so why don't we join the fun as well?
This tidbit comes from the Google Plus app found on the Verizon Ice Cream Sandwich device (thanks for dropping some goodies at our porch, Geek Vundotra!). The Google Plus app found on this device is no ordinary app - it's marked as v2.0 and contains numerous UI changes from the v1.0.x that is in the Market right now. But we'll dedicate a separate post to that - right now I wanted to point out something that immediately jumped at me as soon as I installed and opened Google Plus 2.0 on my EVO (yes, it's compatible).
Remember how Google renamed Huddle To Messenger a short while ago? Either they weren't satisfied with that name either or Android engineers had a change of heart, but the Messenger and Conversations in Google Plus 2.0 from Ice Cream Sandwich are renamed to simply... Chords.
Take a look:
Does this name change make any sense to you? I suppose Google *could* think that Messenger is too generic, or perhaps there was a legal issue with the name, but something tells me "Chords" is just going to confuse users further. It's also possible that this name will never make it to the public, but as far as we can tell, v2.0 is a legitimate and substantial update over v1.0.
Stay tuned for more details about this new version of Google Plus as well as more ICS stuff you can actually try out for yourself.
Thanks, Geek Vundotra