As per latest reports coming in, Google has acquired photo backup and sharing smartphone app Odysee. With the team behind the platform set to join Google+ to "continue to focus on building amazing products".
The Odysee cross-platform camera roll, which had been available as an iOS and Android app, allowed users to automatically back up photos and videos taken on their mobile devices to their home PCs.
While Odysee will be ceasing its existing backup service later in the month, all users' photos and videos that have already been processed by the system will remain available as a downloadable archive following the shutdown.
"We are excited to share that the Odysee platform team will be joining the Google+ team," the company wrote on its website. "Odysee's vision was to be the easiest way for everyone to capture unlimited memories and access them everywhere.
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"Our deepest thanks to every one of our users. To help you with the transition, the Odysee service will continue till Feb 23rd, and soon after that all your photos and videos will be available as a downloadable archive," it said. "We are very excited to join Google where we'll continue to focus on building amazing products that people love."
The Odysee app, which has now been withdrawn from both the Apple App Store and Google Play, was the second product developed by San Jose-based Nimbuz Inc.
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