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Latest Google+ app update now allows you to start hangouts on your HTC EVO

Google-plusNormally I don't get very excited about app updates – they usually only fix minor bugs that don't affect me anyway, and they happen so frequently that I don't even pay attention. But the latest update to Google+ brings a new feature that, in my opinion, is quite revolutionary.

At long last, Android users are now able to start hangouts right from their mobile devices. (In case you aren't familiar with Google+, hangouts are basically a way to video chat with up to 10 different users at once.) Previously, users were only able to join already existing hangouts from their phones.

Perhaps best of all, this finally brings HTC EVO users a way to initiate a video chat with their Google contacts without rooting their devices. If you remember, the stock Google Talk app that's included with all EVO devices still doesn't allow video chat, unless you are rooted and have enabled this feature yourself, or installed a custom ROM that already has this included.

Now, as long as all parties have Google+ installed, you can have two-way, three-way, or even ten-way video chats right from your EVO. Granted, it's not as clean as the Google Talk app, but it's better than nothing. Happy chatting!


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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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