Just the other day, it was revealed that both the LG G Pad 8.3 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra would be getting Google Play editions, and while this is great news for those who are looking for a more stock Android experience, it has been discovered that both devices are missing the Gallery app. For those unfamiliar, the Gallery app is where photos and videos are typically stored on an Android device. However instead of Gallery, Google only provided the Photos app which according to some, pales in comparison to the Gallery app when it comes to photo editing option.
If that is the case, why is Google trying to get everyone to use Photos? Well Photos has Google+ integration, and lately we’ve been seeing how Google is trying to get everyone to hop onboard its Google+ social networking platform. We saw this when Google rolled out a new YouTube commenting system that saw Google+ integration in the comments, essentially making users sign up for a Google+ account if they wish to leave comments on videos. There’s no telling if Gallery is gone for good or if Google is simply looking for feedback by trying it out on the G Pad and Xperia Z Ultra, but what do you guys think?