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Google rolls out its lightweight files manager to all Android devices

06 December 2017 3

Google seeded its Chrome browser with HDR playback support soon after which it added a new Motorcycle mode as a new option for Maps users in India. A week after bringing a Datally app for Android devices, Google is now rolling out its version of a much-needed files manager in Android systems.

Google Files Go! is an ultra-light file manager that fills the large gap of the need for Google’s own version of one, which has been missing for so long now. While it provides users with direct access to their files, images, downloads, videos, and documents like any other third party file manager, it also suggests options to free up space on a device’s storage. This feature could come in handy for users who don’t have a lot of onboard storage, preventing their phone’s storage from filling up wholly.


The app can tell you where you can clear up space which could be anywhere from app cache and downloaded files to unused apps. In addition, clearing up free space, Files Go! also offers you offline file sharing capabilities, like Airdrop. When switched on, users can discover other devices through Bluetooth and then create a WiFi hotspot in order to send and receive files. Google says “file transfers are encrypted, fast (up to 125 Mbps) and free”.


If that wasn’t enough, Files Go! lets you backup your files to OneDrive, Dropbox, Drive and other apps when your storage is low. Google claims that its one-month testing has yielded in saving at least 1GB of free space for users. The app is now officially available through the Google Play Store for devices running on Android 5.0 or above.


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