The Android platform is full of surprises, especially good ones. Last night, a roll-out began for the new Android “Lollipop” 5.0 version, not only that – Google also released the source code of the new platform, which you can get from this site. Props to Ron Amadeo for publishing the information regarding the source code.

You can check out this article on ZDNet to see which phones and tablets are getting the new update first, and here is another one from Gigaom – the author goes into little more depth (like older phone versions) about the devices that can expect an update to Lollipop.

Did you know that the new Android Lollipop version is adding some really long-awaited features to the list? You can check out this article on Business Insider where the columnist Lisa goes over some of the most important new features in the new operating system. I’m quite fond of multiple user accounts, enhanced security, as well as some of the updates towards fitness applications.

I’m hoping that some of these new features are going to translate into developers making even more great photo editing apps, I think it’s about time that we shift our focus towards the main subject of the post – photo editing apps for phones and tablets. We’re starting with a modest six apps, but this list should grow over time: and you’re welcome to be a part of that growth by suggesting your own favorites in the comment section. Lab PRO

Enhance your photos with over 640 beautiful frames, effects, filters or montages! Lab PRO is an easy, quick and fun photo editor. You don’t need to be a Photoshop ninja to make any photo funny and any portrait beautiful. Just pick a filter, frame or montage to use, then choose which image to process, and that’s it! Lab PRO will do all the hard work to let you sit back, relax and get all the honor.

You’ve to understand that sometimes the good stuff is going to cost you some money, and in this case; in order to get access to the PRO version of this app – you’ll need to shell out roughly $5. I think it’s worth the investment, especially for those who’re aware of their devices memory usage. Lab is an internet-based application, which means that nothing is processed through the actual device – rather, on the servers of Lab!

Pro users will be able to gain access to additional effects, filters, montages, and background effects to transform your photos in an instant.


It will cost you around $2 to get this great photo editing app, but given that it provides remarkable experience in terms of adding text and artwork to your photos – it is well worth the investment. Over will allow you to add things like text, effects, icons and plenty of other designer elements to your photos, not only to make them stand out – but to give you the best possible picture.


I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned this particular company here on CodeCondo at least a couple of times (yep: #1 & #2), and it is nice to see it again in this post. BeFunky focuses on ‘traditional’ photo editing, giving its community some of the most easy to use photo editing tools there are. Change the way your pictures look in a second or two. I highly recommend these guys if you’re looking for a reliable editing app.


Cupslice is easy-to-use photography app that offers lot of filter, frame and badge with added basic editing tool. The option to add stickers of photos is also available. Its polished and compact nature makes it stand out among the rest. If you’re looking for features such as live preview of changes made, social upload capabilities, collage effects, and a lot more – this is the app to get. Also, if you’re into making quotes – this app has an in-built feature for creating typography quotes out of pictures.

Photo Editor

It’s a photo editor that has a name ‘Photo Editor’ – how convenient. But, it does live up to its name – with estimated 10-50 million installs – this is one of the most popular apps that you’ll find in the picture department. This particular app is great for changing colors, adding effects, resizing and cropping your images (even cloning), and also for drawing on top of your photos. There are some social features that allow you to share your photos instantly.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Just like the application above, Adobe PS Express for Androis is also packing some 10-50 million installs, but that doesn’t come as a surprise – given the extraordinary success that this platform has gotten on desktop computers. You won’t be getting all of the Photoshop features in your device just yet, but it’s so damn close that it’s worth getting the app anyway. I’m pretty sure there are in-app purchases available.

Photo Editing Apps for Android

I think that is a really good start for a subject that’s going to keep growing, we’re only getting started with photo editing on our mobile devices, and the sooner technologists can figure out how to process more with a mobile phone – the sooner we’re going to get advanced apps that will allow us to do more than just resize or add effects to an image.