Google updates Google+ with Material Design goodness

We still don’t know what Android L will officially be called, so we can’t tell you that Google’s latest update to the Google+ applicaiton adds a Lollipop or lemon drop flavour to the company’s social networking app. Instead, we’ll have to stick to the name of the design language itself, which is Material Design.

Today’s update brings Google+ up to version 4.6 and adds a bolder, and overall simplified aesthetic with a red accent theme. If you hated the boldness of the green in the new version of Hangouts, you might also be taken aback by the new version Google+. However, the red trim isn’t as abundant in the G+ app as the green is in Hangouts+, so it could be worse.

Aside from the cosmetic makeover, Google+ users are also getting some additional functionality out of the app. Google has added the ability to cast a slideshow of photos, videos and links shared to your stream, directly on your TV, as well as the ability to edit Auto Awesome Movies on these devices:

  • HTC One (HTC and GPe versions)
  • HTC One (M8)
  • HTC One (Sprint and, possibly, CellSouth)
  • HTC One (Verizon)
  • HTC One Max
  • HTC One Mini
  • LG G Pad 8.3 (non-GPe) (KK and above)
  • LG Palman [KK and above]
  • Moto Droid M
  • Moto Droid Ultra
  • Moto Droid Ultra Maxx
  • Moto G (DVX)
  • Moto X
  • Nexus 10
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 7v1
  • Nexus 7v2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (except for the SM-N900)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (GPe) [KK and above]
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
  • Sony Xperia SP
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra (GPe) [KK and above]
  • Sony Xperia Z1
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

[source]Play Store, Google Support[/source]