Stand-alone Google Photos readies for launch, could be unveiled at Google I/O 2015 [RUMOR]


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There are few things that we’re looking forward to more than the break up of Google+ and Photos in an all new standalone backup/editing solution for Android. Known as Google Photos, it’s been heavily rumored for what feels like ever now, only recently confirmed by Google execs during various talks.

Today, Bloomberg is reporting that Google Photos is just about ready to go live, with an official debut happening during this year’s Google I/O developer conference. Aside from just backing up photos and giving users access to near professional grade editing tools, Google Photos will allow users to publish their images directly to social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

Google, of course, wouldn’t comment on these latest rumors, but it only makes sense. Google typically reveals new features not only coming to Android, but their web services like Google+. With former Google+ head Vic Gundotra gracefully bowing out, it’s entirely possible we’ll see less Google+ and arguably funner stuff than just social networking.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Seriously, is this a joke or am I missing something. I have had Google Photos app on my phone for months. Is this not the same thing?

    1. Google wants to have 10 photo apps. Google loves to solve problems that don’t exist. .

    2. That is just the viewing gallery from G+.

    3. They’re going to make Google Photos independent of Google+. The headline got it right.

  2. Google really screwed the pooch when they folded Picasa into G+. I moved all my pics back to Flickr & Facebook, and see no need to return. Why would I expect any non-enterprise google app to still be around in 2 years, let alone 20?

  3. No thanks. Google already butchered quickoffice into oblivion and replaced it with nothing of value.

    I’ll stick with quickpic and picsart, thanks.

    1. PicsArt? That is basically a kids app. Snapseed and PicSay Pro are for us adults : )

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