41 new features for Google+ last week during I/O. As of today however, it looks like they have detailed 42. This latest update is for the Android Google+ app and touches on three items -- images, location and the overall stream. Additionally, there was also talk of notifications, profile editing and quicker access to the recently released Hangouts app.
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Google I/O began yesterday and kicking the event off was the over-sized keynote. This years keynote seems to have been a bit different as compared to previous years. We had heard rumblings about that before I/O began, however it seems most were in denial and still hoping to see lots of hardware announcements.
Google+ Hangouts were announced earlier this morning during the keynote. At that time Google had said this would be arriving today and true to that statement, the app has since come available in the Google Play Store. The app has arrived as Hangouts and it will replace the Talk app already installed on your device. As we saw earlier, Hangouts is a cross-platform messaging app and allows for text and video chatting.
announced the v3.0 release of the Google Play services back in late-February. At that time there was talk of v3.0 adding the ability to sign in to apps using your Google+ account. That feature was set to compete with Facebook Connect, which is another service that allows the user to login without having to create an entirely new account for each service they use.
Google+ sign-in was announced a short while back. You have likely seen a few examples of this on sites, however for those who may have missed it, Google+ sign-in is not all that different from what we have seen with Facebook and Twitter. That is to say, you can use Google+ to sign into an app or service. This generally makes the sign-up process easier as it takes details from your Google account.
Google have confirmed that their Project Glass #ifihadglass challenge that has been going on has finally come to a close. After starting up a challenge a few weeks ago asking individuals and developers to share what they'd do if they had glass, they received tons of amazing ideas. The winners will be joining the Explorer Edition crowd and getting their own pair of Glass.
Google+ social network app. Last year Google purchased Snapseed, a Instagram competitor, and later released the app for Android. Now today they're integrating its camera and photo filter features to Google+ for iOS, as well as tons of other changes detailed below.