Google has gone to valiant lengths to convince us that rumors of Google+’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, but Google is no longer forcing new Gmail users to connect their account to a Google+ profile – yet another move that could signal the end for Google’s troubled social network.
I think I speak for all of us when I say – well, nice of them to do something Google+-related right for a change.
In all seriousness – nobody asked for Google+, nobody wanted it, and virtually everyone hated it, and it does not solve any actual problem anyone had with Google products. It doesn’t have to die, but it shouldn’t be forced down our collective throats anymore.
Try to change your Hangouts avatar on Android without Google+ or try to send a photo without Google+.
Try to install Hangouts on iOS5, you can’t install a text messaging app, ok you can on iOS6, right? No, because iPhone 3GS does not have a gyroscope and everyone knows you need a one to send a text message!