Google confident that foldable smartphones will become a thing, updates Photos app

Google confident that foldable smartphones will become a thing, updates Photos app
Despite the fact that Samsung's Galaxy Fold had a rough start, foldable smartphones are here to stay and Google doesn't want to miss the chance of having all its apps fully compatible with these devices.

Google Photos is one of the first apps developed by the search giant that's getting support for foldable smartphones. It's a welcome addition considering the fact that the world's first foldable smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy Fold is expected to make its debut on the market on April 26.

The improvements for those owning a foldable smartphone include screen continuity and multi-resume, 9to5google points out. So, starting next week, 200,000 Samsung Galaxy Fold users will benefits from the improvements introduced today by Google.

But that's not the only change added in the latest Google Photos update. The iOS version of the app has been updated with an indicator that will allow users to see at first glance which of their videos and photos have not yet been backed up. The new gallery view will help users proactively choose items to backup, so it's definitely a nice improvement to have.

Although the changelog above has already been published in the Google Play Store, the update that brings all the new features and improvements isn't live yet, but at least we know what's coming.



1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Royale Flexipal was the first foldable phone for sale not the Galaxy fold.

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's not actually available for sale anywhere

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2474; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It’s for sale in China actually so he’s not wrong, however it should be pointed out that because it’s the first foldable phone they rushed it to the market to claim that title and it has a lot of issues. Sort of like how Samsung wanted to rush to market with the Galaxy Fold to bring in interest and sales instead of waiting until the end of the year to work out the kinks.

9. Carlitos

Posts: 679; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Doesn't matter if they released it now or later this year. This is a first gen product of it's kind. All this needs is to be exposed to the public so more kinks that weren't noticed before can be ironed out for the next generation

3. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

After the horrible galaxy fold it will take some serious improvement for people again to trust this type of devices. Galaxy fold is dead. So much negative publicity already killed that device. Rushed products always fails. Clearly the product is not ready, They should have waited a couple more years.

4. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 747; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

You need help.

6. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The Folds are still sold out and will ship next week as sheduled. You are so stupid not seeing that those iDiots destroyed the Fold on purpose.

7. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Galaxy fold is not dead, it’s just you perception.

8. XyAzario

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 15, 2019

Rushed?? After all those years of R&D? Since 2011? How long should it take for it not to be rushed? 20 years? #SMH

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