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Motorola updates their Gallery App, Brings Material Design and More

March 16, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

This afternoon, Motorola informed everyone that they had updated their Gallery app. This is the gallery app that comes pre-loaded on the Moto E, Moto G, Moto X, Droid Turbo and other Motorola smartphones. This does not include the Nexus 6. That comes with Google’s Photos app, like every other Nexus. The gallery app from Motorola wasn’t packed with features, it was more of a bare-bones type of thing. Giving you the features you need and nothing more, other than the Highlight Reel which is similar to HTC’s Zoe’s they introduced back in 2013 with the HTC One M7.

Today’s update brings in a few new features. But the biggest part of today’s update for hardcore Android fans will be the Material Design. The app already looked great, but with the Material Design redesign, it looks even better! Motorola also updated the icon to be a bit more material as well. In addition to that, Motorola has also improved the camera roll view with sorting by event and time. We now have quicker access for cropping a photo. As well as the usual stability and performance enhancements, which we see with just about every app or game update these days.

Motorola did also bring Highlight Reel to the Moto X (2013) and Moto X (2014) along with the Motorola Droid Ultra. The company also added in more free music downloads to personalize your Highlight Reels. Which is one of the cooler features of Motorola’s Gallery app. Great to see Motorola expanding Highlight Reel to even more of their devices.

Remember that this app is only compatible with Motorola’s 2013, 2014 and 2015 model devices. So that’s everything newer than the Moto X (2013) with the exception of the Nexus 6. Motorola does seem to have improved the speed of the Gallery app, or perhaps that is just a placebo effect there.

You can grab the Motorola Gallery app from the Play Store now and update your own install of the app. Just head down to the source links down below to get the Motorola Gallery app. It should be available to everyone, as it doesn’t appear to be a staged rollout.