Google+ Mobile Site Now Supported on Windows Phone

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While we have heard that Google might be working on a Google Plus app for Windows Phone 7, today they’ve updated their mobile site to actually support Internet Explorer 7/8 based browser on current Windows Phone 7 devices. Previously, Google+ (plus.google.com) complained that it no longer supported the browser by Windows Phone and suggested using a modern desktop browser. The basic mobile view of Google Plus on Windows Phone 7 noticably lacks some features you might find on a dedicated mobile app such as photo upload, locating nearby streams and Huddle (group messaging).

Ideally if Google Plus were to gain traction (and API’s were opened up to 3rd parties), Microsoft should be able to simply create their own client plug-in that integrates the social networking site with their current Windows Live Social system which is already capable of some excellent aggregation of feeds from a variety of social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Hyves, and soon we expect to see Twitter integration there as well. However, considering Google will not allow Microsoft to create better integration with Youtube on Windows Phone, I’m not holding my breath.

Source: Social Times

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002. Read more about Adam Lein!