Screenshots of Google's new Photo app leak

Screenshots of Google's new Photo app leak
Google is expected to introduce a new stand-alone photo app as soon as Google I/O, which starts on May 28th and ends the next day. A leak of the app was obtained by Android Police and reveals familiar features and new capabilities. The important thing is that Google is separating Photos from Google+.

Pictures can be backed up automatically and retrieved by day or month. Another option will show your pictures in a staggered grid similar to the Google+ photo albums. One of the new features is Assistant which creates movies, stories, animation and collages from your photos. It also stores photos allowing you to free up some memory. This replaces Auto Awesome which was limited to the creation of movies, GIFs and collages (using 2 to 9 pictures).

The Google Photos app will allow you to search for pictures based on specific objects, people and animals, like it currently does. Users will now be able to pinch and zoom to open a picture, and swipe to exit. Sharing a photo is as simple as sending a link via SMS or social media sites, to a custom album that will contain the pictures you want others to see. Photos shared this way can have their metadata removed. And when you are done sharing photos using that specific link, you can delete it.

Check out screenshots of the leaked images by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: AndroidPolice (1), (2) via Engadget

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17 Comments

1. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Finally translucent navbar! Well done Google!

5. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I shopped using Nav bar since jelly bean. Always using gestures by 3rd party apps like GMD gesture control and swipe naviagtion, try them u will love it :)

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5758; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Gestures and PIE controls are awesome!

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5758; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea its funny how inconsistent Google are with design

10. RajRicardo

Posts: 503; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Yep. Sony's Album App is way better. We had pinch to view more pics since ages. :D

17. waddup121 unregistered

Woot its waaaay cleaner now. Hurrah google!

2. ysk79

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Hoping iOS doesnt have to wait for this app

11. gaming64 unregistered

I love the iOS Photos app better than this. It seems too gimmicky.....until Apple incorporates it on iOS 9.

3. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Very nice

4. Iodine

Posts: 1504; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I can't help but... google is such a shameless copycat. They arrogantly stand for how everything should be open to theft (especially Apple) while they would not exist if they weren't patenting everything in their first years. And they will stand up on stage showing this off as a great new feature, boasting about how they want to push android forward and iHaters will eat that, claiming how awesome android is while acussing Apple of copying. I would really like to see what google will introduce this year besides home autamatization platform, updates to android wear, new API's reminiscent of Extensibility, Continuity, an gaming API like Metal, customized programming language or mass medical research platform a la "Research Kit". Because those are things that Apple had done over the last year and was laughed at for doing it because they were "copying android".

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Your whole comment is flawed.... Apple is one who claims that Google copied them... Not Google...

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5758; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It goes both ways Google copies stuff from Apple Apple copies stuff from Google Samsung copies stuff from Apple Apple copies stuff from Samsung etc, ... In the end, consumers get better features Extensibility was in Android before Apple copied it (maybe for 2-3 years before iOS 8) Continuity not an orginal Apple thing e.g. Pushbullet Google already had some Continuity features as well (as did other companies, including Apple as well) Metal is one of many low-level Graphics APIs Google haven't copied Metal, they don't even have their own Graphics API Google use OpenGL ES 3.1 Its soon to be succeeded by low-level API called Vulkan Vulkan is based of AMD's Mantle API that came out before Metal Apple are even helping with Vulkan's developmenthttps://www.khronos.org/vulkan/

13. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

You sound ridiculous. Apple has been copying Google and others for decades now. You iSh33p are just too drunk on the apple flavored kool aid to see it.

12. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I dont want my photos on any cloud drive, regardless of how good it is.The thought of having so much of my personal life on someone else's hdd doesnt make me feel safe.

14. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Why should a photo app be connected to an online account? Fecking pathetic.

15. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

So what's gonna happen to snapseed? This kinda of seems like Google making multiples of the same app..... AGAIN.

16. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

Cool. I love it.

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