Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nexus Users to Get Unlimited Free Storage For Google Photos: Update Hints

Nexus Users to Get Unlimited Free Storage For Google Photos: Update Hints

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Following the Google I/O event, it looks like Google Photos’ next update would have new tweaks and features for Nexus device users.

A teardown of Android Police on Android application package (APK) for Google Photos has hinted that new features would be added to back and storage service, which includes a pot sweetener for Nexus device users.

A line code reads thus: “Unlimited free storage for original quality photos — videos uploaded from your Nexus device.”

As of now, Google Photos caps size at 16 MP and videos at Full HD 1, 920x 1,080-pixel resolution. When this new feature is activated, Nexus owners can upload their photo sizes and video resolution without reduction. This could also mean that users can back up their photos and videos at their original size, as per CNET.

Also Read: Google I/O: Android Apps Get ‘Intelligent’

However, when it comes to photos, it’s not a big deal. The Nexus camera has a 12.3-MP sensor, which makes room for higher megapixel cameras in the future.

It is worth noting that the Nexus 6P and 5X have the capacity to shoot video at 4K UHD 3,840×2,160-pixel resolution.

Last week, Google organized the Google I/O 2016 conference, where it made several big announcements. One of them was Android Wear, which didn’t disappoint.

Android Wear 2.0 would have support for stand-alone apps, which means users will no longer have to pair their wearable to their smartphone. This also means that a SIM card would be equipped with smartwatch, and a data plan would have to be enabled for connectivity, notes Android Authority.

Surprisingly, Android Wear 2.0 also comes with a keyboard and handwriting recognition, as well as a general interface overhaul. If this wasn’t enough, the company also made announcements regarding the updates to Firebase and Android Studio.

Also Read: Google I/O 2016 – Keynote: Top 5 Big Announcements

Android Studio 2.2 provides a new layout designer, which would automatically resize itself for different screen sizes with the help of “constraint layouts” of the app interface.