If you hadn't noticed, Dropbox and Google Drive have been having a friendly rivalry ever since the latter popped up on Android. The latest update to the Dropbox app (2.2) makes good on the additional photo features they've been adding over the last year by revamping the user interface, especially for the photos and videos automatically updated to your cloud storage drive. The UI is now more of a gallery than a bare-bones file browser, thanks to the new Photos tab. See for yourself:

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Swiping through photos and videos is now basically identical to the default Android Gallery app, though all photos (and screenshots) taken are grouped by time. There's also been a bit of reshuffling in the settings menu, plus the standard bugfixes and under-the-hood improvements. The update is live in the Google Play Store now - get after it!

In version 2.2:
Enjoy the photos and videos you've been uploading!
• Introducing the Photos tab with all your uploaded photos and videos
• Uploads moved to the menu in the file browser
• Lots of under-the-hood bug fixes and tune-ups

Thanks, Grady!

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • sadf

    Aaaaaaaaaand... still no folder sync.

  • IncCo

    The ONE feature i wish they would implement is the differentiation between image and video when it comes to the automatic uploading through 3G. Id love to upload images right away, but definitely not 200mb+ videos ...

    • Jon Garrett

      you can set an upload size limit.

      • IncCo

        Thank you for saying this ! The option only shows up when you enable data plan uploading.

  • http://twitter.com/accunningham96 Alec Cunningham

    This is really nice actually. Good feature!

  • Andy

    And no sorting yet. I have to scroll for miles to get to my latest pictures!