According to a post on the Google blog, within a year of its launch, Google Photos has created 1.6 billion collages, animations, and movies from your snapshot. Other than that, there have been some 2 trillion labels, with 24 billion of them categorizing selfies. Wow!!
The Search Giant said that all thanks to the cloud backup option, the app’s 200 million users have collectively cleared 13.7 petabytes of storage from their phones.
Right now, opting for high quality photo uploads offers unlimited storage, however choosing original quality counts against your overall Google storage.
And that might change in the future if you own a Nexus device.
What’s all the hype about Google Photos update?
Google Photos’ latest update looks like there are some new features and tweaks coming to the backup and storage service for Nexus users.
Presently, Google Photos caps photo size at 16 mp and videos at Full HD 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution.
However, the Nexus users will be soon enjoying unlimited free storage for original quality photos and videos uploaded from their device.
And this new feature for Nexus folks means that their photo sizes and video resolution will no longer be capped, videos and photos and can be backed up and stored at their original size.
More than that, it looks like the app could see internal adjustment tools for exposure and contrast.
For photos, it’’s not a big deal,as the best Nexus camera shoots 12.3 MP, but it makes room for higher megapixel cameras in the future.
However, the Nexus 5X and 6P can shoot video at 4K UHD 3,840×2,160-pixel resolution.
What else to expect?
We might also see Google Assistant going further and deleting duplicate photos or blurry shots.
Because many people using the app live in developing countries and their phones don’t have a lot of storage.
And this new development would allow them to free up even more space.
With the developing market in mind, all these improvements are coming to proximity sharing via Bluetooth as well, which should boost the current 25 million photo transfers that take place every week.