Google+ updated for Android, hangouts can now be truly mobile

Daniel Bader

December 14, 2011 2:06pm

When Google updated its Google+ app to support Mobile Hangouts it did so without allowing those virtual get-togethers to be truly mobile; its origin had to be on a PC.

That has changed today with the latest update, being pushed out now. You can now initiate a Mobile Hangout, Google’s take on social video conferencing, from within the app itself, either through Messenger or your main Google+ stream.

If Hangouts are your bag, this should be a nice little update. Hit up the Marketplace for more info.

  • Alex Perrier

    Too bad most phones don’t have front-facers.

    • bob

      Most new phones and high end since the Galaxy S have one.

  • bob

    Where is the update anyway? I don’t see it in the market.

    • bob

      last update I see is from december 7th

  • EmperumanV

    I had to update it manually by launching the app from the marketplace but still don’t see the option to start a hangout as per the screenshots after the update.

    Running ICS on Galaxy Nexus.

  • djino

    Yeah, I’m only seeing the December 7th update in the Market with my Galaxy Nexus phone. Is it working for anyone else?

    • Val

      Manual update worked for me
      Galaxy Nexus

    • Val

      Manually updated but still have no idea where I go to start a mobile hangout….

  • bob

    The updated app will be available in the Android Market by the end of the week.

  • djino

    Sorry, I’m new to Android, how would I manual update it?

  • Theturtle

    The update is not out yet. It is being pushed out in the next few days. This is what google stated. As per their quote on

  • creepy

    how do I hangout with her? ^^^