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Google+ SMS Now Available in 41 New Countries; Google Drive References Found in Google Docs for Android

Google India today introduced “Google+ SMS” features to help you share the things with the people when you are not connected to the Internet.

When Google+ launched in June last year, SMS features were available only in India and the US. Today, Google announced the expansion of Google+ SMS to 41 new countries including:

“Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo (DRC), Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia.”

Here is how the Google+ SMS works:

a) Post your updates to Google+ via SMS

Google+ SMS expands to 41 new countries

b) Receive SMS notifications & reply to them over SMS:

To get started, activate your phone number on the Google+ settings page (Supported mobile operators).

In other Google news,, more evidence of Google Drive appeared today, Daniel Baker noticed that the Google Docs app for Android can handle the links that start with “https://drive.google.com“.

“The Android app includes many references to Google Drive, which is just a new name for Google Docs. There’s a file named GoogleDriveSharedPreferences.xml, a special icon file for Google Drive and there’s a modal dialog that’s displayed when you migrate to Google Drive.” [Thanks, Daniel, Alex]

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