Google has gained a lot of fame for many of its services, but Google+ is definitely not one of them. Some of us still debate the need for another social network, and even with how useful Google+ can be for backing up your photos, not everyone likes the idea. Google seems to have noticed this particular pattern in users, and reports claim that this is the main reason why things might change soon.
It seems that some code buried within an update to the Photos app points to a new update to come, which might change the dynamics of how the app works. The rumors are that now you won’t be forced to use Google+ as your backup source, and that Google might shift things to Google Drive instead, which makes far more logical sense. At this point it’s hard to predict if Google will provide users with more storage options given the amount of space that photos can take from your Google Drive account. We might even see the Photos app separated from Google+, but time will tell.
The source claims that we might see these changes as early as this week, so stay tuned.
Via: Android Police