Solved new standalone Google Photos app

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S5 Discussions' started by MattE303, May 29, 2015.

  1. MattE303

    MattE303 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +43
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung Galaxy S5
    Anybody installed this on a Galaxy S5 or similar? What happens to the Photos app that was pre-installed, does the new standalone app take its place, or do you end up with both?
     
  2. droidprincess

    droidprincess Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    9,453
    Likes Received:
    3,846
    Trophy Points:
    578
    Location:
    La Grange, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,081
    Current Phone Model:
    Iphone 7 Plus
    Twitter:
    droidprincesstx
    Hmm....good question...

    sent from my fabulous Note 4♡
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. droidprincess

    droidprincess Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    9,453
    Likes Received:
    3,846
    Trophy Points:
    578
    Location:
    La Grange, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,081
    Current Phone Model:
    Iphone 7 Plus
    Twitter:
    droidprincesstx
    I just downloaded.....let's see...

    *Update*...well I will have to play with it for a bit....I'm guessing this app does not replace the "gallery" app on your phone....I'm sure if you chose the Google app you could disable the stock gallery.

    sent from my fabulous Note 4♡
     
    #3 droidprincess, May 30, 2015
    Last edited: May 30, 2015
    • Like Like x 1
  4. MattE303

    MattE303 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +43
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung Galaxy S5
    Actually I wasn't referring to the Gallery app. When I updated to KitKat (I think) I got some version of the Google "Photos" app (pinwheel icon, backup and "Auto Awesome" functionality etc.). In the "About Google Photos" screen in settings in says Build Version 5.6.0.94508375).

    But when I go to the Play store page for the "new" Photos app they just released, it says "Install" rather than "Update", so it seems to think they are separate apps.

    Is this different than what others are seeing?
     
  5. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,079
    Likes Received:
    1,506
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +1,670
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel
    I'm seeing "Install" on the Google Play store when I already had Photos pre-installed on my Galaxy s4 since I updated to Lollipop.
     
  6. MattE303

    MattE303 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +43
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung Galaxy S5
    okay, I see what's happening. The "old" Google Photos "app" was actually part of Google+, it wasn't really a separate app even though it had its own icon (it doesn't show up in Application Manager, and the build number in the about info exactly matches the build number for Google+).

    If you install the new standalone Photos app from the play store, the old icon will disappear.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,079
    Likes Received:
    1,506
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +1,670
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel
    Thanks for finding out. I guess I'll download the new one and see how it is.