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Google Photos gets lighter as Gallery Go — an Android Go app designed for offline use

Gallery Go now available as a light Google Photos replacement with offline capabilities (Source: Google Play)
Gallery Go now available (Source: Google Play)
Gallery Go was introduced earlier today during a special event held by Google Nigeria. This app is optimized for Android Go devices and focuses on offline capabilities while offering some machine learning-based capabilities already present in Google Photos. Gallery Go has only 10 MB in size and works on devices powered by Android 8.1 Oreo or later.

Starting today, those who are looking for a light gallery app for Android can also grab such a solution that comes directly from Google. Gallery Go is a light Google Photos alternative that works on devices with Android 8.1 Oreo or later, although it has been built for low-end handsets powered by Android Go.

According to Google Photos Product Manager, Ben Greenwood, "Gallery Go helps first time smartphone owners easily find, edit, and manage photos, without the need for access to high-speed internet or cloud backup." Its features include support for SD cards and quite a few easy to use editing tools such as auto-enhance, crop, rotate, and a variety of filters.

Gallery Go — which is obviously free to use — only weighs 10 MB and can be downloaded from Google Play. In less than a day, the app has been downloaded more than 1,000 times and has a rating of 4.8/5 stars after 45 user votes.

Do you feel the need for something lighter than Google Photos? Are you using other gallery apps on your Android devices? Feel free to share your thoughts with the rest of us in the comments section, as usual.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-07-24 (Update: 2019-07-24)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.