I just upgraded Google+ to 188.8.131.52338848 (released late March 2012) and now it won't launch. It says:
This app won't run without Google Play services, which are missing from your phone.
If I tap "Get Google Play services" I'm brought to Google Play where I tap "install" and "accept and download" but then I get "Error: No connection."
(I do have a connection. I can browse the web just fine.)
Now, I should mention that Market/Play has been odd the whole time, I've had this phone, a T-Mobile myTouch 4G running Android 2.2.1. Whenever I want to install an app, I have to go into Applications, tap Google Play Store, and tap "Uninstall updates" to restore the Market app. Then I can install applications. Over time, some process upgrades Market to Google Play but I can't install applications until I downgrade to Market to avoid the "Error: no connection" message. The processes is frustrating. On my old LG phone (also running 2.2 Google Play worked just fine).
I'm been putting up with all this downgrading because it's not often I install apps and usually there's no problem after installing or upgrading an app.
But now the Google+ app is unusable so I'm motivated to do something about the "No connection" problem.
I've read through posts such as http://www.teamandroid.com/2013/01/14/fix-google-play-store-no-connection-retry-error-message/ and Google's help page at How to access the Google Play Store app - Google Play Help but I'm stuck. Please help.