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Flickr adds in-browser uploading for Android

Android users finally get to make use of the in-browser uploading feature built into Froyo with a new Flickr tool that feels just about the same as the desktop version.

Flickr's uploader on Android
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Android users looking to upload photos and videos to Flickr now have a new way to do it. Today the company rolled out an enhanced version of its mobile site that lets users upload within Android's browser.

This behavior should be familiar to desktop users of Flickr, though on mobile phones this process hasn't exactly been carried along for the ride. In this case, it's about as close as you can get to that same desktop experience, though you can only upload one photo or video at a time. Another big difference is that Flickr does not offer to let you tweak or make changes to a photo or video's metadata immediately after it's been uploaded.

The feature requires that users be running Android 2.2 (code-named Froyo) since it makes use of the browser uploading functionality that was only recently introduced. Android users who aren't running 2.2 simply won't see the upload option.