Back in June, Google nicely reshaped photos with simple navigation and a long-awaited map view. The revamp was most obvious on the phone, but the website also noticed some tweaks. Google Photos is now optimized for Android tablets with an interface that takes better advantage of larger screens.
Earlier, the tablet UI was only once with the bottom phone that spanned the width of the entire display, as all three tabs were placed in the center. Some modifications were made to use the additional real estate.
The new customized interface starts with the top bar connecting the search field, although its position depends on how wide your screen is. On a small to mid-size it is to the right of your profile image and the cast icon, while on larger devices (Chromeboks) it is completed with a hint / hint to the left and even an “upload” button that is on the system. The Files app opens. This represents an additional layer of customization for Chrome OS.
An ever-present search bar reduces the second section of the app, which contains a field on the phone. For example, the tablet version of Google Photos renames it from “search” to “explore”. Inside, people, places and things carousel are unchanged.
Speaking of being around the app, the bottom end is replaced by a navigation rail on the left. After the main “Photos” tab and “Explore” above, “Sharing” appears and is no longer located at the top-left corner. In the next part there is a partition in the rail with “library”.
One major change is seeing each device open as a fullscreen page, with quick access to on devices, utilities, archives and trash that don’t show the new sidebar.
This tablet-optimized version of Google Photos for Android is still rolling out with 5.25 (via Reddit) and is not widely available. Meanwhile, the iOS app has not been updated yet.
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