Google's Mark Striebeck has announced on his Google + profile that, “You can now see the most recent Google+ post that the sender of the email shared with you in the Gmail people widget"
Check out the screen shot he provided:
The “People” widget was introduced back in May to provide primary information of those individuals you converse with on Gmail. With the announcement of this new integration it seems like Buzz post segment will be replaced with a Google+ post. Whilst Striebeck refers to it as "a first, tiny step"; it is an indication that we are to see much more integration between Gmail and Google+ in the future.
Google+ Spreading its wings
Google+ presence is becoming more prominent on other Google properties too, with YouTube sharing button and Google Profiles. Google is confidently spreading its social networking wings. With just two months into its launch, the platform is increasingly being integrated publicly. The good news is, Google 's attempts for Google + are being appreciated by the users. Here's a sneak peek into how some of the Google + users have reacted to the announcement.