Revised Google+ App for Android Now Available
Google today released a significant update to the Google+ application for Android that closely mirrors the new design of the iOS app released several weeks ago. The revised app features a brand new user interface that is more visually immersive. Some of the new features included in Google+ for Android are the ability to initiate a handout from the main menu; support for ringing hangout notification; the ability to edit posts after they are published; and the ability to download photos from posts or Messenger conversations. The Messenger function will now suggest people that you may know based on contact and circle data. The app is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Google Messenger Gains Desktop Widget
Google has pushed out an update to its Messenger application for Android devices and in so doing added a few new features. Messenger now has its own desktop widget for viewing conversations from Android home screen panels.
Latest Google Photos App Improves Search
Google is rolling out an update to its Google Photos app for Android with a new search bar. The app places the search bar at the top, replacing the floating action button that previously adorned the lower corner of the app.
Update to Google Photos Adds Album Editing Features
Google today pushed out a modest update to the Google Photos app for Android devices and it brings with it several new functions. To start, Google Photos can now recognize animations created by the Google Camera app (think GIFs).
Apple Retunes Apple Music for Android Devices
Apple today released Apple Music 2.0 for Android handsets and the app introduces a number of features found on the iOS version. To start, Apple Music for Android drops all elements of Google's Material Design in favor of Apple's app design language.