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Yahoo property Flickr doesn't have the most advanced Android app around, but it's slowly adding features from the popular website into its mobile interface. The recent upgrade from 3.0.3 to 3.1 brings a handful of changes, most notably the ability to share full albums directly from the app. You can now send initiations over Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr (of course), or old-fashioned email and text messages.

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If you're an administrator on one of Flickr's photo groups, you can now invite other people to add their photos to the pool from within the app. You don't need to be an administrator to edit your own photos, which now include options for tags, safety level (for age filtering), and location from the standard information screen. You can also tap to browse profiles in the more space-efficient justified view.

All that said, the Flickr app still feels pretty bloated, and even the latest reviews complain of slow uploads from device cameras, despite "performance enhancements and bug fixes." Flickr is a free download as always, and works on Android 2.3.3 or higher.

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Mg

    Without Google sign in Flickr is dead to me.

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    People still use Flickr?

    • Bradley Ruiz

      with 1TB free to upload full res pics its a no brainer, thats how i backup my photos :)

  • mathieuconnery

    Its great for pros who want to share their work