Google Adds Play Store App Installs From Google+

Have you been ensnared by the social networking magic of Google+ yet? Google’s got an uphill battle ahead of it if it ever hopes to make serious inroads against the Facebooks and Twitters of the world, but it continues to tweak the Google+ experience in hopes of delivering something that’s just a bit more compelling. The latest change is of special interest to Android users, making it easier than ever before to share apps you’ve discovered with your friends.

Paste a link to a Google Play store page into a Google+ update you’re preparing, and the service will now pull the app’s data from the store and give readers a quick way to install the app straight from their Google+ feeds.

Granted, we’re only talking about saving a click or two, but that doesn’t keep us from appreciating the elegance of this new system. If you’re in circles with a bunch of other enthusiastic Android users, expect to start seeing these app posts popping-up all over.

Source: TechCrunch

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!