Android: Yesterday, Flickr completely overhauled its web site and unveiled new free and paid plans. After that, it pushed a huge update to the Flickr Android app, one that brings the tiled gallery view and a few extra features for mobile users.
If you like the look and feel of the redesigned Flickr site, you’ll love the Android app. Photo galleries are displayed on a black background with infinite scrolling, so you can just keep going through your photos, your friends’ uploads, or any public photo stream. The slide-out navigation bar on the left gives you quick access to your photo stream, any Flickr groups you’re a member of, and recent activity on your photos.
Commenting on photos is easier now than it was, and Flickr’s own editing tools have been beefed up a bit. It’s even easier now to upload photos you take from your phone and apply filters to them if you choose. It wasn’t difficult before, but the new version brings everything in line with the desktop redesign. In the past, we’ve preferred using Glimmr for browsing Flickr on Android because it was faster and more flexible. This update makes the official app worth installing again.