Google+ For Android : Going Out Of Beta Soon

E ver since the advent of social media (back in the age when Friendster and MySpace ruled) the social networking industry has enjoyed rapi...

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Ever since the advent of social media (back in the age when Friendster and MySpace ruled) the social networking industry has enjoyed rapid growth. Most of the people reading this post must know that a Tweet doesn’t have much to do with the chirping of a bird and the word “Wall” is sure to make you think of Facebook. That’s the kind of influence social networking holds over our daily lives these days. Seeing the success of social networking, how can the giants of Internet refrain from entering the fray? Yes, you guessed it, Google is launching a new project called “Google+” that’s all about social interaction.

Let us delve into the features of this Android app one by one. The full app is actually a combination of collaborating utilities working together to give a complete interactive environment.

Stream: “Stream” is the place where you can share your thoughts, news and other things with the people you choose to interact with. You simply post anything here and it is shared with your contacts.

Huddle: “Huddle” lets you send messages to multiple users simultaneously. This is a pretty old facility but one that’s long been marred by bugs, flaws and inconveniences. Google+ is hopeful to give the perfect group messaging experience.

Circles: Privacy is the biggest downside when it comes to social networking. When online, it’s a little complicated to share the right information with the right people. “Circles” comes up with just the right solution to this problem. You can have distinct online social life among your family and colleagues or any other group. What you share with your friends doesn’t necessarily needs to be told to your family too!

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Other features: There are a bundle of other really cool features that leave Google+ looking like a good prospect for the future. “Spark” helps you strike up a conversation on any topic of your choice. “Photos” saves and shares your photos and albums. There are also location-based services available for Android users that let you navigate, choose a place you want to visit and tag the locations which are new to you.

+Circles: share what matters, with the people who matter most
Not all relationships are created equal. So in life we share one thing with college buddies, another with parents, and almost nothing with our boss. The problem is that today’s online services turn friendship into fast food—wrapping everyone in “friend” paper—and sharing really suffers:

  • It’s sloppy. We only want to connect with certain people at certain times, but online we hear from everyone all the time.
  • It’s scary. Every online conversation (with over 100 “friends”) is a public performance, so we often share less because of stage fright.
  • It’s insensitive. We all define “friend” and “family” differently—in our own way, on our own terms—but we lose this nuance online.

In light of these shortcomings we asked ourselves, “What do people actually do?” And we didn’t have to search far for the answer. People in fact share selectively all the time—with their circles.
From close family to foodies, we found that people already use real-life circles to express themselves, and to share with precisely the right folks. So we did the only thing that made sense: we brought Circles to software. Just make a circle, add your people, and share what’s new—just like any other day:

+Sparks: strike up a conversation, about pretty much anything
Healthy obsessions inspire sharing, and we’ve all got one (or two, or three...). Maybe it’s muscle cars, or comic books, or fashion, but the attraction is always the same: it comes up in conversation, we immediately jump in, and we share back and forth with other fans. Often for hours. The trick is getting things started, and getting over that initial hump. Fortunately, the web is the ultimate icebreaker.
The web, of course, is filled with great content—from timely articles to vibrant photos to funny videos. And great content can lead to great conversations. We noticed, however, that it’s still too hard to find and share the things we care about—not without lots of work, and lots of noise. So, we built an online sharing engine called Sparks.
Thanks to Google’s web expertise, Sparks delivers a feed of highly contagious content from across the Internet. On any topic you want, in over 40 languages. Simply add your interests, and you’ll always have something to watch, read and share—with just the right circle of friends:

+Hangouts: stop by and say hello, face-to-face-to-face
Whether it's inside a pub or on a front porch, human beings have always enjoyed hanging out. And why not? It's how we unwind, recharge, and spend unscheduled time with old and new friends alike. Hanging out is deceptively simple though, and the nuance gets lost online.
Just think: when you walk into the pub or step onto your front porch, you're in fact signaling to everyone around, “Hey, I've got some time, so feel free to stop by." Further, it’s this unspoken understanding that puts people at ease, and encourages conversation. But today’s online communication tools (like instant messaging and video-calling) don’t understand this subtlety:

  • They’re annoying, for starters. You can ping everyone that’s “available,” but you’re bound to interrupt someone’s plans.
  • They’re also really awkward. When someone doesn't respond, you don't know if they’re just not there, or just not interested.
With Google+ we wanted to make on-screen gatherings fun, fluid and serendipitous, so we created Hangouts. By combining the casual meetup with live multi-person video, Hangouts lets you stop by when you're free, and spend time with your Circles. Face-to-face-to-face:

That’s pretty much it. The project is in closed beta phase and the app for your Android device is available on the Android market. Fingers tingling to get your hands on this latest hot-cake of an app? But wait, here’s the catch, the testing version is invite only and you need an invitation from Google to download it. Here’s the link where you can request an invite. So just write to Google and you just might get an exclusive invitation to use what could be the social networking giant of tomorrow.

 

Download Google+ For Android From Android Market

 

[Thanks To androidcentral, Official Google Blog and Addictive Tips]

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