Android client 3.15 is here, bringing UI improvements, a new media view and over 120 fixes to the users!

Originally published at: Android client 3.15 is here, bringing UI improvements, a new media view and over 120 fixes to the users! – Nextcloud

Android client 3.15 is here!

The 3.15 version of the Nextcloud Android client is out, bringing new functionalities and more than 120 fixes & improvements to the users. If your phone has not updated it yet, get the updates on Google Play or F-Droid!

What’s new?

New media view, containing photos and videos

UI improvements for watching videos

➕ Endless fixes and small improvements

Find out more details and the full changelog of 3.15 here.

Get Nextcloud 3.15

Note: This release will be available on Fdroid after up to 24 hours.

Media improvements

This release brings nice UI improvements for media view.

There is no longer a photo viewer, instead, you will be navigating through photos and videos using the new media viewer. Now, while swiping between photos and videos, you will be able to distinguish these media files from one another through the “play” button enabled for videos.

Technical details and compatibility:

  • Latest version: Nextcloud 3.15 for Android
  • Android version: 5.0 or newer
  • Nextcloud server version: 13 or newer
  • Devices: all Android devices
  • Enterprise support: contact our sales team here
  • Community support: get help here
  • Contribute: report issues here

Of course many fixes, refinements and features are being made regularly and older versions of Nextcloud are not supported. If you run an outdated, unsupported Nextcloud, the Android app will warn you of the risks. Nextcloud 13 is the oldest release that will work with this version of our app and you will get a warning if you are still running Nextcloud 16 or older.

Enterprise users

Note that Nextcloud offers long term support for companies, as sometimes they have to use older versions. Contact our sales team for more information on this.

Private users

Note that this version of the Nextcloud Android client (version 3.15) is supported on Android 5.0 and newer. We strongly recommend private users to upgrade their Nextcloud servers.

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Are you 🆕 to Nextcloud?

Here’s a quick must know for you!

  • Nextcloud is a private file sync & share and communication server. It is fully open-source and you can host it yourself or pay a company to do it for you. That way, you are in control of your photos, your calendar and contact data, your documents and everything else.
  • Nextcloud is self-hosted – you can install it on your own server and use it for private or business purposes. If you need the best business platform for secure filesharing, collaboration and communication check out here.
  • Nextcloud is server software that also has available mobile apps. This is our release announcement for Nextcloud 3.15 for Android. The Nextcloud Android app allows you to access all your files on your Nextcloud. There’s a Nextcloud mobile app for iOS as well. You can use any of them, and access your data anywhere, whenever if you have a Nextcloud installation running on your server – which is very simple to set up!

Did you miss our previous release announcement?

Nextcloud 3.14 for Android brought some really cool features to the users:

🟢 Status setting

🖇️ Multiple sharing links

📱 Sharing UI rewrite

🛎️ Enhanced notification support

Find out more details and the full announcement of 3.14 here.

Thank you 🙇 to our amazing community!

A big thanks goes to all the awesome members of our community that regularly help us make Nextcloud better, by translating Nextcloud to other languages or reporting and fixing issues!

Would you like to contribute to our Android app too? Check out all you need to know here.

If you’d like to get more involved in testing, here’s the easiest way to help us!

Feedback 🔥🤩👍🤯🤡

We appreciate your feedback! If you’d like to share your comments with us, continue the discussion in our forums. What’s the best thing about the Nextcloud Android client so far?

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Hm, the new media viewer does not show the latest photos added to the cloud first. And I see no possibility to navigate to some folder or date or at least change the sorting. Only scrolling. So given that I have few a ten thousand photos, how do I navigate to the latest?

Does it respect the .nomedia files?

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Yeah it is still quite useless, displaying seemingly random photos. Fortunately, the regular files section has a thumbnails view which you can use instead.

In theory you can use the file view. For folders with a lot of photos it does not work because the app stalls.