Last week there were reports that say that Google is working on new standalone photo sharing and storage app that Google is going to be launched during I/O conference going to be held this month end. The screenshots leaked by Android Police gives us a good look at the app. Once you start the app, it greets with smooth pinwheel animation, followed by the small tutorial of course. The photo app allows the users to search of people/animals/places and asks you to backup the photos to G-Drive(if required) and takes care of the photos management. Users will be able to drag around to select multiple images.
The customization becomes attractive where users get access various “Views”. Users can view their photos by Day/Month and “comfortable view” which tiles photos by day in a staggered grid. The app includes easier navigation including pinch in and swipes away. The “Auto Awesome” feature which we have now is being replaced by “Assistant Feature” which besides creating stories and animations- also allows users to create albums, movies, animations, collages. The image editing interface, filters & usual tools are still there, but the image cropping gets various aspect ratios. The images and videos stored gets better privacy controls. Google I/O event will kick start on May 28th till then all these are just rumors. Stay tuned for further news about the event as we expect Android M during the event.