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Google Photos APK breakdown reveals Nexus users may get unlimited full-res uploads

Heres good news for Nexus Owners that love taking a lot of photos and videos. According to Android Police, an APK breakdown reveals code that suggests Nexus device users can upload an unlimited amount of original quality photos that will not count against their Google Drive storage allotment.

This would be most beneficial to Nexus device owners as they do not have the option of memory expansion for storing pictures, videos and media. It makes sense for Google to provide this nice gesture as 4K TVs and media become more common in consumers households.

Remember that Google Photos stores an unlimited amount of photos at a maximum of 16MP and video is saved at a maximum of 1080p resolution. So if you regularly take videos at 4K resolution and rely on Google Photos to backup all your media, your conveniently uploaded videos will be down sampled to 1080p unless you opt for original resolution at the expense of quickly taking over your Google Drive storage.

Hopefully Google will switch this feature on for Nexus devices soon. Perhaps it could come with Googles new Nexus devices which are still under wraps as its still too early to tell when they may become available.

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