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Motorola puts its Gallery app in the Play Store, updates with a new look

A new light theme and slight design tweak from the original app

Motorola's take on the Gallery app is now joining a long list of apps moving out to the Play Store for easy updating. At the same time, Moto is giving the Gallery app a facelift with a new light color palette and slide-in drawer on the left edge. Motorola says that the image thumbnails are larger and navigation is simpler. At the heart of it this still looks like the same 'ol Gallery app and editing features, just with a little bit of tweaking to make it look and feel different.

The biggest story here is Motorola's ability now to update the Gallery app in the Play Store without updating all of its phones independently. The Moto X, Moto G and latest Droid devices on Verizon — provided they're running KitKat — are all compatible with this new Motorola Gallery and will receive updates through the Play Store from here on out.

If you have one of Moto's new devices, hit the Play Store link above to grab your new Gallery.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • Looks too much like Google+ photos. I don't like it very much. Posted via Android Central App
  • It looks more like the old gallery than the Google+ one.
  • It looks a fool. Editor in chief of
  • When in the WORLD is Rogers going to push the KitKat 4.4 update to my damn Moto X?!
  • Nexus 5 not compatible. Posted via Nexus 5
  • its only for motorola X,G,ultra, maxx and mini
  • Last time I checked, Motorola doesn't make the Nexus 5.
  • Hahahah +1 i like to move it move it
  • Boom. Headshot. Sent via my Verizon Moto X
  • Sorry about that. The first time I read the story my brain inserted Google for Motorola. Posted via Nexus 5
  • *facepalm*
  • This Motorola thing sure is something amazing, I love my Moto X! Posted via Android Central App
  • Yes it is. Loving my Moto X as well.
  • Agree on Motorola... love my Droid MAXX!
  • I love my Moto X as well, but I gotta be honest. I kinda like the Google+ photos app better. Especially the icon, and I know that's probably the least important part. Sent via my Verizon Moto X
  • Andrew ruined the Gallery app screenshot by having Phil on it!!!
  • That's Phil's own Gallery app. My own Gallery has a few less pictures of Phil in it ;) .
  • hmmmmm...
  • Now replace Motorola calender with Google calender (with an update)
  • Does Motorola Assist work correctly if you're using the Google Calendar?
  • that's a good point. but i think "calender storage" is where Moto Cal/OS gets the info from.. So I dont know if Assist will be affected or not
  • Yes! I hate Motorola's calendar! Posted via Android Central App
  • And why don't they make Google keep, and Google now reminders feed into the calendar. I would love that. Posted via Android Central App
  • Lovin' what Motorola's doing.
  • Go Moto! So happy I jumped from my Note 3! Posted via Android Central App
  • Why would you jump from the Note 3? Posted via Android Central App
  • I disabled my Gallery app awhile back. It seems redundant to the G+ Photos app. amiright?
  • The only time (if) I use G+ photos app is to back up photos online. That's all. lol
  • +1 merry holidays
  • I seem to remember Google+ Photos app having problems sharing to Facebook and the such. I may be wrong...
  • Although I own the Moto X, the playstore says my phone incompatible with the new gallery app. What gives?
  • Are you on kitkat? Posted via Android Central App
  • This update is pretty awesome. Any app with a proper hamburger menu tickles me pink, really. Posted via Android Central App
  • Moto X is awesome. Love it. Was skeptical at first but man did Moto blow me away!! Posted via Moto X (VZ)
  • They are calling it "Camera Roll"? I smell an Apple lawsuit.
  • More manufactures should adopt this system of having their main apps in the play store. Great job Motorola hopefully other companies follow your lead. Posted via Android Central App
  • It says it's not compatible with my BBTour.Can someone help me please? Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • It's the default gallery app for newer Motorola devices. If it's not one of these, it won't be compatible.
  • Neat. Beamed via my Nexus 7 from the Android Central app.
  • I had to close and open it three times, I thought I was in the wrong app. I have to get used to it, I liked the old one a lot. But white is nice! Sent from Android Central App
  • He said Neat,lol!!! Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • He said Neat,lol!!! Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3
  • Looks great on my moto g! Posted via Android Central App
  • Wish I could access cloud accounts with this gallery. I hate using two. Posted via Android Central App
  • I agree with TJH132 that accessing two accounts from one would be useful. I like the new look but do not like having to access two programs for photos and videos.