The 1.7 update for Google Photos is mainly small big fixes and performance increases. It’s hard to tell right off the bat what is fixed, but one thing I noticed is scrolling speed when using the side scrolling is noticeably smoother, where I noticed more lag earlier. Also, simply tapping on a picture thumbnail to bring it up to fullscreen is slightly faster and smoother.
[Update]: This 1.7 version looks to fix various issues with Chromecast 1st and 2nd generation, but there are still some users experiencing black screen problems when casted. Let us know if Google Photos works for your Chromecast
Besides the very small bug fixes, we’ll be updating this article as soon as we find more changes in the update. But for now, hit the link for the download at APK Mirror.
For those new at installing apps and updates manually via APK files, it is very simple process. The benefits of installing manually include not having to wait for the automatic update to hit your phone via the Google Play Store. First, you’ll download the APK file by hitting the teal DOWNLOAD button on APKMirror, and this will download the file to your phone. Once downloaded, tap the file to bring up the installation prompt. You can read the app permissions if applicable and then tap ‘Install’. The app is now ready to use!