Google is preparing to roll out version 1.21 of Google Photos, which may be a big update for some according to sources.
When we say that the next version of Google Photos will be major, we don’t mean just new features. The next version of Google Photos may give Nexus owners an added perk, an unlimited free backup of content in original quality.
At last year’s I/O Developers Conference (2015), Google announced they would let users upload as many photos as they want so long as the quality is below its “high-quality” standard, which is about 16MP. Through now, users have been able to upload photos to the service in their original quality only if it counted against Google’s allowed quota. Once this quota is exceeded, a monthly subscription fee must be paid.
According to a new report, Nexus owners may soon be able to upload unlimited photos and videos in their original quality. This means unlimited 21MP shots can be stored if that’s your device’s camera MP count. For another it could mean unlimited 4k video cloud storage for those who have the capable hardware. Google is usually all about fairness, so don’t count on it just yet.
The news comes from Android Police who did a teardown on the APK. New features including the ability to sort albums as well as new editing tools are also said to be included.
This is definitely shaping up to be a worthy update; we can’t wait to get it.