Update: The update just went live in the Market. It not only brings the ability to start a hangout from your mobile, but a few other fixes and features as well:
  • New design of the photos album view
  • People suggestions when composing a Messenger conversation
  • New icons to show which photos have been uploaded to Google+ via Instant Upload
  • Ability to leave one-to-one Messenger conversations
  • Bug fixes

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While we've had the ability to join a G+ Hangout from mobile for quite some time, the option to actually initiate one has been noticeable absent. That's all about to change within the next few days, however, because Big Daddy Goog is going to push an update that will allow users to start a Hangout (or "go live" as they worded it) from a mobile device.

hangouts from messenger

The update is expected to his the Android Market within the next "few days," so I wouldn't be surprised to see it before the end of the week. The iOS version will be receiving the update shortly, as well, for those who are into that sort of thing.

For more info, hit up the official Google Blog.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • berger

    Thats so cool... so sad where i live the data plans sucks :( ! (3G its like Edge) ... good for the ones that can enjoy it!

  • Aatif Sumar

    Didn't know Angela from The Office works for Google too!

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

      Forget Angela (don't think she looks like her) - check out the alien autopsy going on in the left screenshot.

  • TG

    does this apply to ics google+ as the version number is higher?

    • http://www.t-mobile.com tmogeek

      I have ICS 4.0.3 on my S and the version I d/l was (For GSM TMobile)

  • Penis

    I got a problem with Gmail..its corupting my cellphones brouser..How do I disconnect it and remove it..???

  • http://www.t-mobile.com tmogeek

    Weired, just lost the screenshot mode (power/volume down) wassup widat?

  • Rob

    I got the update already. It keeps getting better.