Android Market and Google+ updates prep for Ice Cream Sandwich

We already know that the latest version of Android is coming early in 2012. Several devices have been announced to get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update in "early" 2012. We have already been though a Q&A on Android ICS previously that you can check out if you have questions on the OS. Google is now getting some of its own apps ready for ICS to hit early next year.

Yesterday a new update to the Android Market started to appear called v3.3.11. There was some scuttlebutt that claimed the new update didn't work well on Honeycomb devices so be warned. The new update brings tweaked settings like the ability to download auto-updates over WiFi only to save your data allowance on big updates. Changes also include a tweaked UI and more.

Along with the update to the Android Market to get ready for ICS, the Google+ app is also getting an update. The update for Google+ is available now and offers improvements for battery life, changes to navigation, improvements for notifications and support for Google Apps users. The screen shots that we have seen show the Galaxy Nexus nav buttons at the bottom.