Google+ Mobile site now compatible with IE

Okay, so we might or might not be getting an official app from Google anytime soon, but the day is not a complete waste as they finally enabled (fixed?) their mobile version of the site.

Up until recently, if you navigated to in IE on Windows Phone NoDo (or earlier), you would have been greeted with a message saying your browser was incompatible, which is pretty lame. On top of that, Google's site still only lists Windows Mobile for mobile site access (c'mon, guys, show some respect!). Now at least, you can use Google Plus via Mobile Internet Explorer with ease.

While not a full dedicated app, at least this gives you basic access. Of course, the point is a bit moot if you run "Mango" as IE9 acts like a desktop browser--so that was always working with the site. (Thanks, loof, for the heads up!)

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • IE9 in Mango has some issues with this site still. Hopefully it gets worked out or they give us an App.
  • Yea its the same on my phone as well. I have always been able to log in but once you go there the home, stream, circle, etc sit in the middle of the page over other peoples posts. It is really frustrating that they cannot even make a mobile web page accessible for us but the android app (tried it on my friends phone) is actually really nice and works very well.Maybe one day they will acknowledge us though it is highly unlikely as they do not even have a working search app for our phones (though I would not use it if we did).
  • Going to still gives me the browser is not supported message. But going to does not. And the latter has been working for at least a week, which is how long I've been using G+.
  • Odd. Yeah when I tried it two weeks ago I could get on, but now I can via the mobile version. But I see what you mean with the "not supported" page.Eh, I give up with Google today, lol. Can't stand their stuff.
  • They are obviously deliberately giving WP7 the finger with their reference to Windows Mobile and how they ignore WP7. Agree with you, can't stand google and dont use any of their services. I figured out people love them because of the "free" services but even then I cant fathom the love people have for them. I havent forgotten they scan your emails to better "serve" you. No big g for me!
  • It doesn't seem like it's behaving any different to me. You could always get to the "basic mobile" site if you managed to use the right address. But the "mobile" version- whatever that is- is still taking me to a blank page of nothing.I'm not holding my breath for any this to ever actually work.
  • Google+ sucks balls anyway. and its obvious that they're preventing Microsoft devices from accessing their stuff. we already learned this from the YouTube situation and they're still working around it by using an html5 format that's not widely supported yet.
  • Maybe Google reads WPCentral and sees the hate for Android so they do that in spite! lol, Hopefully they do add an app for it because I am liking it so far and wouldn't mind having it on my Arrive!
  • Frankly, I'm fine with it not working yet. So little happens on there so far that it's not worth too much of my time.
  • To be fair, Microsoft has a Bing app and OneNote app for iPhone that are nicer than the Windows Phone-integrated versions (NoDo versions, anyway), meanwhile there is nothing for Android. Just like the neutered YouTube app on Windows Phone because of Google's restrictions. Microsoft is keeping their other platforms off of Android, and it seems Google is doing the same to Microsoft.
  • u got that backwards homes.
  • Why would anybody give a rat's behind about Google Plus?
  • Seems like Google is implement some kind of back handed form of an insult by claiming it's compatible with Windows MOBILE, instead of of Phone.
  • Apple writes for their platform only.Microsoft writes for their platform only.Google typically writes for numerous platforms.Say what you will but we'll never be able to utilize most if not all MS services on an Android phone. The reverse is not near as true...
  • or so u think.
  • MS has official bing apps for android, iphone and ipad, one note for iphone, photosynth for iphone, live messenger for iphone. So much for MS writes for their own platform only.
  • Don't understand the facination with Google+, it really offers nothing different to Facebook except Facebook has apps and people.Whilst I welcome another Social network to kick facebook up the pants, I really don't understand the hype.
  • now if only messenger mobile worked on WINDOWS phone.. Or there was a working messenger application on marketplace..
  • Windows Live Messenger is going to be integrated in Mango. And from what I and my friend can tell, it works perfectly. There is also IM+ on Marketplace that should work with WLM for now.