A Xiaomi recently made it known that it would no longer support syncing between its app Gallerya Gallerywith its own Cloud yes brand, a Xiaomi Cloud. This means that users will miss out on a potential way to back up their photos and videos.
However, we now see the same Xiaomi strengthening ties with Google and its services. It does this by embedding Google Photos services directly into your Gallery app. In this way, automatic backup copies will be made by the service in question.
Google Photos is the new way to save images and videos on Xiaomi
Although this possibility was already natively present on Xiaomi tablets and smartphones, until then users could also opt for Xiaomi Cloud.
However, the popularity of Google services is such in the West that any alternative seems redundant, being mostly ignored by the user.
Now, even if I didn’t justify it, the decision not to continue to support the Xiaomi Cloud integrated in the Gallery app, will probably be motivated by the ubiquity of Google Photos. In this sense, by the way, this new implementation of the brand points.
From now on, with the implementation, with native support, of Google Photos in the Xiaomi Gallery, the user will have a simpler environment in MIUI, with fewer apps and repeated solutions.
Something that, until now, still happens frequently in this environment.
Changes effective from October 24th with gradual global application
As advances to own Xiaomi, the integration of the Google Photos backup option in the MIUI Gallery aims to give new life to its service and will be present in the next version of the app. The aim is to effectively simplify the MIUI interface.
That said, updates to the Gallery app will begin rolling out on October 24th through the brand’s own app store, GetApps. In addition, Singapore is among the first regions entitled to Xiaomi’s news.
This distribution, it should be noted, will be done gradually and in stages, so it will be a matter of fear until it reaches all users in Portugal as well. However, we can continue to use Xiaomi Cloud if they have activated it.
Xiaomi Cloud only offered 5GB of storage, Google Photos has up to 15GB
Initially this integration should only take place in 2023. However, Xiaomi wanted to speed up the implementation of Google Photos in the Gallery app, one of the most versatile of MIUI itself. For the user this will result in a simpler and more unified user experience.
Even so, if you have joined the Xiaomi Cloud, you will have plenty of time to migrate the contents of this cloud to the Google Photos service. This as well as the right to a 3 month offer for the Google One plan with 100 GB of online storage.
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