It’s designed to work offline, automatically organizes your photos, and makes them look better using simple editing tools, all while only requiring a 10MB download.
Not everyone has access to a fast, reliable data connection for their smartphone, so Google is launching a new, lightweight photo app called Gallery Go that’s designed to work offline.
The aim of Gallery Go is to offer a complete photo capture and editing solution that requires no data to function. Photos captured with Gallery Go will automatically be organized into categories such as Selfies, Screenshots, Nature, People, or Food. Photo storage is directly on your phone, but Google also built in support for SD cards.
Photo editing is handled using some simple-to-use tools, with the most popular sure to be auto enhance. It instantly fixes a photo to make it look the best it can be, but can then be further tweaked by the user using rotate and crop tools. There’s also a range of filters that can be applied as a finishing touch. Again, this is all done offline and without any data use.
Lightweight apps seem to be a growing trend, with Spotify launching Spotify Lite earlier this month. And just like that app, Gallery Go weighs in at just a 10MB download, which should be manageable by even the most unreliable of connections. It will also leave plenty of space on your phone for photo storage.
Gallery Go is already available to download and use from the Play Store with the one pre-requisite being your phone needs to be running Android 8.1 (Oreo) or higher. If you’re in Nigeria, Google is pre-installing Gallery Go on the Itel S15 and select A55 devices from August.