Google snaps up award-winning iOS photo app Snapseed, attempts to take on Instagram and Facebook

It’s been a while since we’ve heard mention of the photo-editing app Snapseed for Android. Even then, it was only demoed for possible release on select Android tablets. It now appears that the award-winning photo editing app will make its way to the Android masses, however a timeline hasn’t been announced. This awesome app comes by way of Google’s acquisition of Nik Software, the German developer of Snapseed. While they acquired a few other photo apps developed by Nik in the deal, make no mistake, Snapseed was their true target.

As mentioned, Snapseed is an award-winning iOS photo app which retails for $4.99. It took home honors of “iPad App of The Year” in 2011 due in part to its robust editing features. Google is no doubt looking to integrate their new acquisition in with Google+ which would instantly make it a competitor to Instagram and Facebook in terms of photo-editing capabilities via the Google+ mobile app. What do you think of the acquisition? We can all think of times in the past when such acquisitions didn’t go quite as planned.

source:  The Verge

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