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Motorola releases its own Gallery app to the Play Store

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Motorola releases its own Gallery app to the Play Store
Motorola has been following the Google model (as you would expect them to do) and releasing its various apps into the Google Play Store for faster updating (both for the apps and for the Motorola device updates in general). Oddly though, Motorola has just released an app into Google Play that wasn't one that it had modified at all: the Gallery app.

The new update is basically a cosmetic change from the stock Android Gallery (which Google seems to be leaving behind in favor of the Photos app). Rather
Motorola releases its own Gallery app to the Play Store
than starting you in the album view, the Motorola Gallery will start you with a grid of your photos; and, Motorola has removed some of the view options and left just three: Photos, Timeline, and Albums. The stock Android Gallery also includes Locations and Tags, but those are gone in Motorola's version. 

Motorola has also pulled some options out of the overflow menu to be set buttons. When you're looking at a photo in the stock Gallery, you only get the share menu, a button for the last share option you used, and the overflow menu. Motorola includes those, but also makes it easier to get at the Edit and Delete buttons, which are very nice options. 

The new Motorola Gallery app is available for the Moto X, Moto G, and the new set of DROIDs, and is in the Play Store right now. 

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posted on 23 Jan 2014, 20:28

1. Dowson (unregistered)


Beautiful, but... What about changing the awful design of the icon?

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 00:54 4

7. Pedro0x (Posts: 270; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


This is android, you can change the icons

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 20:31 2

2. apple4never (Posts: 754; Member since: 08 May 2013)


will it be available for other androids soon?

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 20:56 4

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5479; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Motorola did good with this. a much needed improvement over the stock app.
Motorola is really becoming the company to buy good working, minimalistic phones from.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 22:41 1

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5276; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"Motorola is really becoming the company to buy good working, minimalistic phones from."

A far cry from where they were before Google acquired them. Night-and-day difference.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 02:15

10. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 541; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Agree...

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 21:23 1

4. __0__ (Posts: 185; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I like the Motorola approach . There is some customization from stock android but its subtle and not really bloaty and in your face. Other OEM , *cough* sh*twiz should learn from this approach. Motorla change things to make it better and not change to make it different , I like that a lot. Sony is similar too with their own sony apps regularly updated , most bloat can be uninstalled , very light skin with holo elements still intact. Why can't LG , Samsung , HTC do the same ? HTC'S sense is light and fast , but I would like to see it be more similar to AOSP , more holo elements

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 21:58

5. jael206 (Posts: 114; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Is it available for Atrix HD?

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 01:25

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Check for it in the Play Store. If it's not now, then I assume it would be once it's updated to 4.4.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 01:24

8. Krjal (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


Got QuickPic, I won't ever need another gallery app :)

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