Google+ for Tablets – Android App Available Today, Coming Soon to iPad

Today, during the Google I/O 2012, Google announced the all new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean along with the Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q device. Further ahead, Google’s VP Vic Gundotra shared some pretty interesting stats about its social networking site, Google+.

Google launched Google+ back in 2011, and exactly after a year, Google+ has reached a new milestone of over 250 million users in total of which nearly 175 million are monthly active users, including 75 million daily users. It’s pretty interesting to learn that Google+ has grown to a greater extent in the last one year, and what’s even more interesting is that most of the users login to their Google+ profiles from mobile devices.

This makes it clear that Google+ is gaining popularity on mobile devices rather than on desktop. Users spend about roughly 12 minutes using Google+, which is quite a demand. In order to cope up with the demands, Google today announced the Google+ version for tablets.

Google+ for Tablets

Having announced the tablet version for Google+, Vic Gundotra added, “We think it’s the best version of Google+ we’re ever designed.”

The Android app for tablets is available today, however, iOS users will have to wait a little longer as Google has promised to release the app very “soon.”

Google posted in a blog post that the tablet app is designed with the device in mind, and it includes:

  • A beautiful stream that styles content based on popularity, type and orientation
  • A “lean back” Hangouts experience that’s great for the couch or common room
  • Crisper text, fuller photos and easily-tappable actions like +1 and comment

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Joel Fernandes

Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr.He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte.Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.