Google+ for iPhone gets visually enriched, Android update in the works

Google Plus iPhone Update

‘A feast for the eyes’ is how the Mountain View search giant describes the updated Google+ for iPhone application. The app features a reworked UI that’s said to be visually enriched with crisper fonts and larger profile pictures amongst others.

From photos to articles posted on Google+, the company seems to have dressed them well. The interface flaunts crisper fonts for clear and improved reading, while each profile displays a larger image on the top. The homescreen appears to have gotten much friendlier as well. And besides being easier to scan, the stream comes bundled with overlays, gradients and other visual elements.

“To be clear, we’re not interested in a mobile or social experience that’s just smaller. We’re embracing the sensor-rich smartphone (with its touchable screen and high-density display), and transforming Google+ into something more intimate, and more expressive. Today’s new iPhone app is an important step in this direction—toward a simpler, more beautiful Google,” states Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President via the official Google blog.

Google Plus iPhone Update 1

Better visuals aren’t the only driving factor the search giant has adopted for delivering a ‘simpler, more beautiful Google.’ The update packs in numerous performance improvements for a speedier experience. While users browse through the mobile application, the +1 button is said to be visible atop all pages for easy and quick sharing of content.

The Google+ for iPhone update has currently rolled out to the App Store and sits at version 2.0.0.5888. For Android users, it’s scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks along with ‘a few extra surprises,’ says Google.