Following the release of the latest operating system for Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, Google has released an updated version of its Google+ App for Android.

The most notable updates that come along with this version of Google+ for Android are:

  • Completely new app and new visual design
  • Battery life improvements
  • Navigation and performance improvements
  • Significant notifications improvements
  • Brand new posting UI
  • Add people to a circle from circle profiles

The new design is extremely similar to that of the iOS version of Google+, providing a consistency that the service hasn’t had platform-wide since its launch.

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It seems like the company has focused heavily on design the past few months, with Google Reader getting an overhaul today, as well as upcoming changes to Gmail.