With the launch of Google+ Android has perhaps received its biggest boost since inception. This, of course, assumes that Google+ will gain traction among users as a social networking site.
Currently, Google+ is available on Android and will soon be released for iOS devices as well. The Google+ service on Android may give users a reason to pick up their phone more often because there would always be something new to look at.
Google might be hoping this service would work similar to how Microsoft Office did for Windows and how BlackBerry Messenger worked for BlackBerry phones.
The biggest benefit of Google+ is that it allows the user to access varied applications like a calendar and documentfrom within it. Hence, people can use such apps while interacting with friends and need not get a different app altogether. Also, its group video chat service is quite unique.
Google has already announced a version for iOS devices, but there is a strong possibility that the full range of Google+ activities, for example group video chatting, can be performed only on Android devices.
Google may also bring the Photo Stream feature of iOS to Google+, which will allow users to upload a picture in the Google+ photo gallery as soon as they click it with their phone camera. Via Google+ these photos can be sent to certain circles of friends within the social network.