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Have you posted an image on the internet recently? If you didn't use Imgur, you have upset a certain contingent of internet denizens who are sure to let you know the error of your ways. The Imgur app on Android has just gotten a nice update to v1.3, making it even easier to do the right thing.

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There are two big changes in this update, then a few smaller, but still nice tweaks:

  • Tablet layout
  • Native Android top bar and side drawer
  • Prevent cached images showing in Gallery app
  • Prevent old search results repeatedly showing

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The new tablet UI is much more useful than the scaled-up phone interface we were dealing with before. The action bar at the top has also been redesigned to actually be a native Android UI element with the proper sharing controls and menu button. The same goes for the navigation menu – it's more responsive and the layout is correct now. The Gallery tweak is also cool for anyone who likes to keep a neat SD card. The update should be live for everyone, so hit the Play Store before your next image posting fail.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Native action bar fixed my main complaint with it, but it still doesn't help it's essentially just the mobile webview underneath the actionbar.

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    I still use just the "imgur for Android" 3rd party app, since all I use it for is uploading anonymous images to imgur via Share intent and then getting the url to repost elsewhere.

  • ILOVEBAC0N

    WTF Ryan. Why did you not host these images on Imgur?!?

  • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

    As much as this app sucked when it first came out in beta, they've done the right thing by listening to feedback and making huge sweeping alterations where required. The native action bar in particular might seem like a pretty simple fix but adding that onto something that was previously pure HTML/CSS/JS is a bit of work. Good work guys!

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