How to start a Google+ Hangout from android/mobile phone?
I recently got a Galaxy Nexus. The commercials for it tout the ability to do Hangouts with G+ Friends. When I start up G+ Messenger, a few things:
- I don't see any list of online friends from my circles. How am I supposed to start a chat with someone if I don't know who is online and who is offline?
- I started a conversation with a friend (who ended up being offline even though I couldn't tell). He later replied to me. I couldn't figure out how to start a Hangout with him. I've seen screenshots where there is a video chat icon at the top in conversations. But I don't see this icon in my Galaxy Nexus...
- Should I be able to see a list of hangouts that I can join somewhere? If my friends started a hangout, how would I join it unless I was specifically invited to it?
It seems like this shouldn't be so complicated. The interface certainly isn't complicated, so maybe I'm missing something?