Google+ for Android now shows you what's hot

Google+ for Android got a major update today, boosting its performance and adding a couple of significant features to improve your social-networking experience.

Google+ for Android got a major update today, boosting its performance and adding a couple of significant features designed to improve your social networking experience.

Overall, the app runs a lot faster, and scrolling through the Stream is easier, as posts are truncated so you can see more content per scroll. Also, the app no longer jumps to the top of the feed when it refreshes, making it less, well, annoying.

As for features, the app now lets you see who +1'd a post or comment. Previously you could only see the number of +1's, but now you can tap the number to bring up a window listing the users who +1'd.

(Credit: Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe | CNET)

The other big addition is the What's Hot section of the Stream, located just a swipe away from your All Circles feed. What's Hot is similar to Twitter's Trending Topics, in that it shows you which posts on Google+ are attracting the most activity.

(Credit: Screenshot by Jaymar Cabebe | CNET)

The newly updated Google+ (download) is available now in the Android Market.

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