Google may have further Android photo changes to share at I/O 2015

Google+ used to be the go-to cloud home for photos on Android, but a couple months back we started hearing about some big changes that could be in store. Sure enough, just a few days later we saw Google confirm plans to start making pics available in Drive, instead. But was there more to this plan? Rumors dating back all the way to last year once hinted at even broader photo changes on Android, and a new report suggests the full picture could be about to reveal itself, with Google announcing a new photo tool at I/O later this month.

From what we’ve heard, the tool is separate from Google+ and allows sharing with popular social sites, though many specific details have yet to be made public. The move away from Google+ is supposed to make the tool more attractive to Android users who have otherwise been resistant to Google’s efforts to force Google+ upon them.

While Google hasn’t confirmed any plans to announce this service at I/O, in a statement it acknowledged that it’s generally “always developing new ways for people to snap, share and say cheese.”

Google I/O 2015 gets started on May 28, just over a week from today. Check back with Pocketnow then for coverage of all the big announcements.

Source: Bloomberg

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