Google extends Files Go offline sharing app beta to more users
- Author: Kyle Warner Nov 11, 2017,
Nov 11, 2017, 1:02
To target the next billion users, Google frequently makes apps that are optimized for developing markets around the world.
Google has silently started testing a new app called "Files Go" to provide Android users with a unified solution for all their storage management and wireless file transfer requirements. For those of you with 128GB phones, this may not be something you care about, but if you have a phone like the Moto X4 pictured above, this is exactly the type of app that could come in handy.
The smart storage manager app could be used to share, delete or manage all kinds of files. Besides, the Files tab also lets you Send and Receive files offline through a Wi-Fi hotspot connection. Overall, the app is simple yet does the trick by offering up storage management device.
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Files Go is a free download here on Google Play. This tab has a "clean cache" button that removes the app cache and displays how much data can be removed. Android Police notes that Google ran an early access programme to pilot the app on specific devices.
Google has a history of working on apps and services for more rural, data-lacking locations around the globe, like its mobile wallet for users in India and a search-lite app for Indonesian folks. No complains here, nevertheless, as the app is still in beta testing phase so we hope Google can improve the stability.
Comparatively, Apple's AirDrop does not need any additional apps to transfer files between devices.
Inside the Settings menu, Files Go can notify you when your device is nearly full (Low Storage). What File Manager do you use now on your smartphone? The app itself is 5.41MB, which means it is not as big as other file sharing apps like Xender. This allows you to quickly uninstall apps that you are no longer using or you do not use regularly enough to justify the download. The bad news, is that there is no official release date yet for it to hit Google Play Store. We havent tested this feature yet, so do let us know if it works.