Rumour: Google to give Nexus users free and unlimited full size photo storage


If you own a Nexus device and are fan of Google Photos then a you could be in for a nice little surprise.

A closer look at the code in the latest version of the Google Photos app suggests Nexus users will receive free unlimited storage of full resolution photos and videos – without any compression or resizing.

Google Photos already provides free unlimited storage but users need to agree that their high res images and videos will be shrunk to 16MP photos and 1080p videos.

However, a report from Android Police now claims that a line of code in the latest update of version 1.21 of the Google Photos app that a Nexus themed promotion of some kind could be released soon.

“With Nexus, back up all you want! Unlimited free storage for original quality photos & videos upload from your Nexus device,” reads the update.

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There is no official word yet from Google and it is not clear if the rumoured promotion would only apply to photos or videos taken with the Nexus device or if it would enable users to upload their own high res images or videos taken with say this DSLR.

If the promotion does go ahead it could be used by Google as a means to attract more people into buying a Nexus phone.

If you don’t already use Google Photos, it is a great way of storing all your photos and videos and keeping them backed up across multiple devices – regardless of if you are the owner of a Nexus device or not.

Last week, Google released a blog post celebrating the one year anniversary of Google Photos.

In the post, it said that Google Photos now has 200 million active users and that 24 billion selfies were uploaded in the first 12 months.



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