Google+

As we’ve covered numerous times here at AndroidGuys, Google has been quite busy over the last few weeks. From Google I/O and Android M to adding features such as Location Aware Search to the Google application. It’s almost like the teams over at Google don’t sleep because there is a new update rolling out to the Google+ application.

This update is filled with minor improvements and bug fixes, however there is one noticeable feature that is now missing. At Google I/O 2015, Google announced the separation of Google Photos from Google+. Well with this updated app, the option to have your pictures automatically back up, is gone forever. Maybe not forever, but probably.

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Also included in this newest update is a change to to the Floating Action Button that’s found everywhere within Google+. The FAB allows users to quickly create a post from wherever they are within the application. Normally, the FAB is red all the time, but now, if you’re browsing a community, the FAB turns grey.

The final major/minor change made with this update is the addition of a loading spinner. Previously, when Google+ was working on loading a specific page, the page itself would just go blank as the network tried to load everything up. Now there is a loading spinner that pops up and gives you a better idea of how long before the page is loaded up.

This isn’t a feature packed update, and is pretty uneventful in terms of other updates, but we thought that you should know about it due to the removal of the auto-backup feature from within the Google+ app.

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