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Introducing Gallery Go: Google’s Lightweight Alternative To Google Photos

Article by Mari
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Posted: July 25, 2019

This week on Wednesday, Google launched a series of lightweight apps targeting inexpensive smartphones and areas with unreliable internet connections. Among them was Gallery Go, a photo app that allows users to edit and access all their photos without using too much data bundles.

According to Google, (Gallery Go) brings many of the best features of Google Photos on your device and can help you find, edit and manage your photos even when you’re offline. You can also use it to auto-enhance your pictures and apply filters. It takes up just 10MB of space on your phone.

The launch happened in Nigeria where Google also launched Google Go: an app that makes it easier to discover the best of the internet even on low-RAM smartphones or unstable network connections, and Google Lens – inside Google Go. Google Lens uses your smartphone camera and deep machine learning to detect an object,  and offer actions based on what it sees. From next week, Nigerian users will be able to access Google Assistant with a Nigerian voice.

Google has also done something similar with its operating system Android. It launched a lightweight system called Android GO meant for smartphones that don’t have powerful processing; thus joining companies like Facebook and Twitter who also launched Lite versions of their apps for ease of use.

Gallery Go is available on Play Store but can only run on a device that is running Android 8.1 Oreo or higher.

 

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