I wrote about Google Photos' plans to make the camera roll obsolete.
In that world, your camera roll will no longer be your default view of the photos you've taken. The standard gallery app will lack so much of the context you have become used to: the names of the people in the photos; information about the photos' contents; a search function that finds objects within them. The gallery isn't organized into events, and it doesn't include your friends' photos. The receipts and whiteboards are mixed in with selfies and photos of your kids. It's a mess — and the messier it gets, the easier it is for Google Photos to win.