1. lobsta111's Avatar
    I never envisioned that in 2016 I would purchase a fone that did not have a native foto gallery. I DO NOT WANT anything that is google based. I also do not want to be inundated with ads & have to give free rein with permissions.
    Thanks
    Al
    07-01-2016 11:43 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Photos is the native gallery. If you don't want to use Google software, Nexus might not be the right device to use - but there are no ads in Photos.
    07-01-2016 11:48 AM
  3. xocomaox's Avatar
    Educate yourself on security and permissions settings with Android. You would be surprised by how much control you have over this if you are paranoid about security.

    There are many third party photo gallery options available in the Play store. "Best" will likely come down to your preference.
    Pirate Arr likes this.
    07-01-2016 11:51 AM
  4. LeoRex's Avatar
    Google Photos is the default picture gallery app on the Nexus and it includes unlimited photo and video cloud storage and it, like all the other Google apps, are ad free.

    As for replacement apps, there are a ton... most of the ones worth installing are going to have premium versions that you'll want to pay for and the free ones usually come with ads. I use Photos, so I am not that familiar with them.
    07-01-2016 12:33 PM
  5. ptkelly's Avatar
    lobsta111: " I DO NOT WANT anything that is google based."

    Then why do you have an Android phone? You sound like an Apple users. Also, best is a totally subjective term and is determined by what's important for you. Apparently, all that matters to you is that it not be Google.
    Pirate Arr likes this.
    07-01-2016 02:26 PM
  6. StevenOptimusV's Avatar
    You've bought the worst possible phone if you don't like Google!
    ducatti20 and TJA3500 like this.
    07-01-2016 02:29 PM
  7. Thalestr's Avatar
    Quickpic. Fully functional gallery without any of the fluff and bs of Google photos.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-02-2016 01:12 PM
  8. Aquila's Avatar
    QuickPic kinda sucks IMO, but just curious - what is the "fluff and bs" of Photos? QuickPic is owned by Cheetah Mobile, so that's an automatic deal breaker.
    Hypnotoadd and Pirate Arr like this.
    07-02-2016 06:21 PM
  9. LeoRex's Avatar
    Quickpic. Fully functional gallery without any of the fluff and bs of Google photos.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    What fluff? The UI is uncluttered, and it includes the best cloud backup service going.

    Go look up who owns Quickpic... They are the gold standard for fluff (and worse)
    07-02-2016 06:24 PM
  10. ptkelly's Avatar
    There you go. For one:
    "Quickpic. Fully functional gallery without any of the fluff and bs of Google photos."
    But, on the other hand:
    "QuickPic kinda sucks IMO...."
    07-02-2016 07:44 PM
  11. Aquila's Avatar
    Sorry I was trying to say that QuickPic kinda sucks independently of Cheetah Mobile, but CM makes all of their apps dealbreakers.
    Hypnotoadd likes this.
    07-03-2016 11:44 AM
  12. ptkelly's Avatar
    I wasn't being critical of you or Thalestr and that's why I didn't bother using names. I was trying, and apparently failing, to make the point that "best" or "better" is purely subjective. What's best for one person is the polar opposite for another.
    07-03-2016 02:01 PM
  13. lobsta111's Avatar
    All you people are correct, "best" is subjective. I should have asked about a quality replacement alternative to Photos. PTkelley, there was no need for your disparagement. I'm just letting it be known that I have NEVER, nor will I ever drink the Apple Koolaid.
    I'm leery about Google getting more info on me as I have been having medical problems. A number of years ago I googled psoriatic arthritis as I had just been diagnosed with it. I am STILL getting hit with targeted ads for psoriasis products.

    I still have an unlimited data plan from VZ. I wanted a good mid-range fone without all the VZ bloatware that would also receive timely updates. Nexus 5 X met that standard at a good price.
    For those who had solid advice: Thank You
    Al
    Aquila likes this.
    07-04-2016 04:17 PM
  14. Pirate Arr's Avatar
    I never envisioned that in 2016 I would purchase a fone that did not have a native foto gallery. I DO NOT WANT anything that is google based. I also do not want to be inundated with ads & have to give free rein with permissions.
    Thanks
    Al
    The native photo 'gallery' app IS Photos. How hard is that? With the option of free unlimited storage even full original images backup BECAUSE you have a Nexus!

    #TeamFrosty Nexus 6P
    libra89 likes this.
    07-04-2016 06:49 PM

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