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Where is Picasa on Android

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by rumbataz, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. rumbataz

    rumbataz Guest
    Thread Starter

    As Picasa is an Google app, I cannot find it on my phone or tab and it's not on Google Play.

    How can I view my Picasa Web Albums on my phone and tab?

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  2. !on

    !on Android Expert

    I don't use it myself but I always presumed it was integrated into the gallery app (as you can access it from the share menu in gallery). But then it is a bit weird not having an app in the app drawer, but it is in the play store.
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Go to Menu>Settings>Accounts and Sync>Google Account>check picasa>wait a while>go to your Gallery app>Picasa albums are there.
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  4. dCoder

    dCoder Newbie

    Also, if you use the Google Plus app, you can view your Picasa pictures there.
  5. It IS available in the Play Store. So if you cannot find it in the Play Store when you query it from your device Picasa apparently is not available for that particular device.
  6. rumbataz

    rumbataz Guest
    Thread Starter

    Really? I searched the Google Play store from my desktop PC and couldn't find any app made by Google called Picasa. I did find several third-party apps though - is that what you are referring to?
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    It comes preinstalled on my HTC device.

    I only know because its annoying to uninstall it all the time

  8. No. The app is free, called 'Picasa Mobile' (so it's in fact a 'Picasa Lite'), and links to your regular Picasa account (if you have one).
    It is perfectly visible from my MacBook Pro and my iMac (and my SGNote).
  9. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

  10. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Not if its an HTC exclusive app.
  11. If it comes preinstalled and you have to "uninstall it all the time" then why do you still bother to even try? It obviously won't uninstall unless you root your device (which I don't automatically recommend you do!).
  12. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert

    Yikes Alvarez, he's running Titanium Backup so he's obviously rooted.
  13. If he's "obviously rooted" then why don't uninstalled apps stay uninstalled on that phone?
  14. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    It was Rxpert who posted a screenshot with Titanium, not rumbataz (OP).

    Though on some devices you need more than just root before you can uninstall system apps while running android (if a rooted HTC is S-On then uninstall will still fail).
  15. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Each time you flash or update a stock based ROM it will be back because the app is included in the ROM.

    Oh well, running jellybean aosp on cm10 now so no more issues with it
    I don't believe that's true. At least not in HTC devices I've had experience with.
  16. That's news to me (but doesn't really surprise me TBH).
    However, Picasa doesn't strike me as a "system app". So if it indeed isn't one it should be perfectly
  17. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

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