As many of you may have known, Google+ introduced automatic image uploading a while back, but in an update rolling out to users right now, this particular service is being renamed Google Photos and now has its own icon and a bunch of settings to play around with. The Google Photos app is a direct extension of Google+, but also allows viewing of images from Google Drive and Picasa as well — it’s essentially connecting all of Google’s photo sharing services.
If you haven’t yet received the update, we’ve found a way to force the update. We found the MediaUploader.APK from the Nexus 5 factory images. Just install this and Google+ will update to the latest version and the Google Photos icon will appear in your launcher. Enjoy!