What’s New in 2.0?
Although the application didn’t have a complete overhaul of appearance and functionality, the updates, fixes, changes, and additions do indeed add up to an overall better experience. Let’s break it down with what we know so far.
To start, the original notification bar at the bottom of the app is now an icon on the top of the front page. In addition, Messenger is now called “Chords.” Why? No idea yet, but I don’t think there’s much of a difference. After all, this wouldn’t be the first time the name changed (remember when it was called Huddle?). Circles is redesigned, too, and now includes thumbnails of your contacts.
1) Old Messages 2) Chords
1) Old Circles 2) New Circles with Thumbnails
The app finally implements a bit of color. The notification bar is now a gradient dark blue. Also, the app finally features the icons that we know the categories by, instead of just the names. The photo albums are much bigger so you won’t have to strain your eyes to catch an engagement ring on your ex’s finger.
However, for some reason, the widget is missing on the smartphones (alone). This is most likely due to the fact that this isn’t the final version of the app update. Regardless, the application is also available for Android Tablets.
Why Now? What’s Going On?
Google has a reputation for pushing applications out one by one and polishing later. In other words, they work by the common entreprenial mindset.
Send out the boat to see if it floats. If it does, bring it back and paint it. If it sinks, move on. – Jared Erondu
In this case, it seems that Google+ has returned to shore and the tech giant is ready to color it up. This update is all about polishing the app so that it can become a true contender to Twitter and Facebook (its indirect competition).
In addition, the new menus along the top look similar to those in Google’s upcoming Music app, which was also recently leaked. This might point to some feature plans for the Silicon Valley company. Or maybe they’re just synchronizing the designs across their vast network.
Give It a Try
In a nutshell, this update is solely about polish, but it does a great job at that. Simplifying the UI and adding aesthetic features here and there definitely adds to the social experience. If you’re of the type that just can’t wait for anything when you are aware of a shortcut, you’re in luck. If you are the type that wants to test out the app for whatever other reason, you too are in luck. Below are links to mirrors where you can download the app update from.
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Source : App Storm