The Google Photos app for Android was updated this week with some minor bug fixes, but under the hood Android Police was able to uncover a few bits and pieces of information about some upcoming additions to the service.
One of the upcoming new features is a new “sorting mode” for albums. This would allow the app to make it easier to users to reorder their albums as well as sort them automatically by date or time of creation. Another minor change to albums is that local device folders (including screenshots) will be moving to the album view. The built in photo editing tool will also be gaining two new options for adjusting exposure and contrast.
The biggest thing found in this update however was a pretty awesome perk for Nexus users. Coming in a future update, owners of devices like the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X will be able to back up their original quality photos and videos without any compression without any kind of cap. Google looks like they’ll be giving those users completely unlimited storage for uploading, and that’s awesome. Now this doesn’t matter all that much since Google Photos already allows for unlimited storage on photos under 16MP, which is more than any Nexus has ever had, but it does matter for video since users will also be able to upload their full resolution 4K video clips.
We don’t know exactly when this will go live, but odds are it’ll be sooner rather than later. If you want to see a bit more about the code that reveals this change, check out the source link below.