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  1. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Read here: https://blog.google/products/photos/storage-changes/

    A bummer, but I always wondered when this was going to go away. I imagine part of it is a push to get people to subscribe to Google One plans as well.
    11-11-2020 02:51 PM
  2. eric002's Avatar
    Hey dude, check this out. Unless I'm mistaken this is from Google blog directly...

    Trust me, I was very very nervous when I first read this myself. I'm guessing that's what Google is counting on. For users to be very worried / nervous about it....

    https://www.droid-life.com/2020/11/1...o-uploads/amp/
    11-11-2020 03:05 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, I saw that as well. But this means the 6 and onward won't be exempt, and I was thinking of waiting until next year to upgrade (since I still want the Original Quality unlimited backups on my 3 XL). I think I'll just bite the bullet and get a Google One sub (actually, my wife already has one for business, so could share that with family).
    11-11-2020 03:47 PM
  4. eric002's Avatar
    ha I hear you! I mean for me I'm biting the bullet I upgraded to the Pixel 5 and it should ship to me the first weekend December which I'm so excited for!
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    11-11-2020 04:46 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    ha I hear you! I mean for me I'm biting the bullet I upgraded to the Pixel 5 and it should ship to me the first weekend December which I'm so excited for!
    I think you'll love it. I just upgraded my wife from her 2 XL, and it's quite nice! Photos looks great, possibly even better than my 3 XL.
    11-11-2020 05:26 PM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    I think you'll love it. I just upgraded my wife from her 2 XL, and it's quite nice! Photos looks great, possibly even better than my 3 XL.
    haha yeah thanks dude! That's exactly what I need to hear lol I've heard great things about the camera... slightly upgraded versus my 3XL. Battery life is superb ; actually everything is superb about the phone. Can't wait to get it soon!
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    11-11-2020 05:28 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    Just got notice of this, myself... Very upsetting.
    11-11-2020 11:00 PM
  8. eric002's Avatar
    Just got notice of this, myself... Very upsetting.
    Only for non-pixel users. Not to worry if you have a Pixel of course!
    Morty2264 likes this.
    11-12-2020 06:51 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Only for non-pixel users. Not to worry if you have a Pixel of course!
    And I switched about a year ago! Haha. Still not sure what I'll do for my next upgrade!
    11-12-2020 08:26 AM
  10. eric002's Avatar
    And I switched about a year ago! Haha. Still not sure what I'll do for my next upgrade!
    Oh no dude, well you have 15 gigs of Google drive storage, that's for sure.
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    11-12-2020 10:47 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It actually doesn't matter much to me, because I'm most interested in unlimited Original Quality backups, which already went away starting with the Pixel 4. So I still plan on holding onto my Pixel 3 XL deep into next year (Original Quality backups end in Jan 2022), and then will likely upgrade to the Pixel 6 (and upgrade to Google One as well at the same time).
    11-12-2020 01:07 PM
  12. cknobman's Avatar
    No I will not be using Google Photos, just migrated all my photos off that service.
    In fact I dont really use any of googles services anymore. Drive, photos, office apps, etc...

    I've migrated over to Microsoft services and really like them. Their office apps are by far the best out there and their cloud services are easier to use IMO.
    I pay $1.99/month for 125GB of storage right now and if I need more I'll upgrade when it happens.
    Even though I still use Gmail (website), Microsoft Outlook puts it to shame with its feature set.
    The outlook app on my phone is awesome and far superior to Gmail.
    11-13-2020 08:58 AM
  13. rexxsor's Avatar
    Read here: https://blog.google/products/photos/storage-changes/

    A bummer, but I always wondered when this was going to go away. I imagine part of it is a push to get people to subscribe to Google One plans as well.
    This totally sucks. Keeping my Pixel 3 until Jan 2022 to max out the original backup perk.

    Afterwards, will likely switch to another brand unless Google Photos offers at least high quality unlimited storage to future Pixels. Seems very unlikely though, based on an article published by The Verge. They mentioned confirming with Google that future Pixel phones won't even have high quality unlimited backups.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    11-13-2020 11:10 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    Looks like the Phone industry pushing to make money other ways and cloud storage is one of them .
    11-13-2020 11:16 AM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This totally sucks. Keeping my Pixel 3 until Jan 2022 to max out the original backup perk.

    Afterwards, will likely switch to another brand unless Google Photos offers at least high quality unlimited storage to future Pixels. Seems very unlikely though, based on an article published by The Verge. They mentioned confirming with Google that future Pixel phones won't even have high quality unlimited backups.
    I'll still stick with Pixels. They'll still have the best camera software, as well as the best update policy, and those are still enough for me.
    11-13-2020 12:03 PM
  16. rexxsor's Avatar
    I'll still stick with Pixels. They'll still have the best camera software, as well as the best update policy, and those are still enough for me.
    I hear you. Thus far the best software and camera experience I have had in a phone is the Pixel 3.

    Have been jumping brands ever since smartphones were a thing. Wanted to try different experiences and all that. Started with HTC, Sony, LG, Xiaomi, then finally Google.

    Would definitely have stuck with Google if they kept the Google Photos backup. Very big deal for me.

    Unless the Pixel 6 or 7 is compelling enough, likely to try something new and fresh. Haha
    11-13-2020 12:19 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If I absolutely had to switch, I'd probably consider OnePlus, but I still have lingering misgivings about its relationship with Oppo, and from what I've read, their phones have become pretty darned heavy!
    rexxsor likes this.
    11-13-2020 12:33 PM
  18. cardboard60's Avatar
    You have a SD card.

    Why not use it.
    Back your pictures up on it.

    And back them up to your computer.

    I am not paying google or anybody else to store pictures.
    11-13-2020 01:27 PM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    SD cards are unreliable -- it's not a good idea to use SD cards as the sole storage for important data. I prefer cloud storage, since it's readily available wherever I am.
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    11-13-2020 02:54 PM
  20. snoonw's Avatar
    so long as u upload the pics thru pixel 1-5 its stilll gonna be free for life so dont trade in ur phone when its old

    u can still use p3 to upload pics taken from other phone for free unlimited high quality u just need the extra transfer step

    u can use p6 to transfer pics to p3 then upload to google photos. that will always be free
    B. Diddy likes this.
    11-13-2020 03:03 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's a good idea -- but I would still want Original Quality backups, not just High Quality (the Pixel 3's unlimited Original Quality backup benefit goes away in Feb 2022).
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    11-13-2020 03:24 PM
  22. cardboard60's Avatar
    SD cards are unreliable -- it's not a good idea to use SD cards as the sole storage for important data. I prefer cloud storage, since it's readily available wherever I am.
    WoW

    I've never had a problem with a SD card.
    11-13-2020 03:39 PM
  23. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I was already planning to get an external storage drive, so this may push that up a notch. I'd still want some sort of off site backup option, but don't like the idea of monthly rental fees. If anything, I just want once and done payments.
    rexxsor likes this.
    11-13-2020 04:09 PM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    WoW

    I've never had a problem with a SD card.
    That's fortunate. But if you look through the forums, you'll find lots of instances of SD cards failing. Just be cautious, and make sure you don't rely on an SD card as the only place to store important data.
    11-13-2020 04:14 PM
  25. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    That's fortunate. But if you look through the forums, you'll find lots of instances of SD cards failing. Just be cautious, and make sure you don't rely on an SD card as the only place to store important data.
    Yes, memory cards fail just like hard drives do.
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    11-13-2020 05:44 PM
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