At the ongoing Google I/O 2015 developer conference, the search giant finally announced that it is separating the Photos from Google+ and introducing it as a standalone service. Google Photos isn’t just spin off from Google+, but it comes with several new features as well as unlimited cloud storage support, which are expected to entice the consumers to move from Flickr, Dropbox or Amazon to Google’s new offering.
The Google Photos service is accompanied by the release of the refreshed Photos app for Android (and iOS). Photos will continue to be main imaging app on Nexus and other Android devices, which don’t come with AOSP Gallery app or OEM-developed gallery replacements.
According to Google, Photos service will be available beginning today at photos.google.com and it will not only store images, but also videos.
Here is quick look at the highlights of Google Photos: