18 January 2019
Google is making its file-management app Files for Android more useful for the 100M users who use it every month to free up the storage space of their phones. The Files app is getting an update with a couple of interesting yet important features, one being the dark mode that Google has been pushing to its every app before Android Q system-wide Dark Mode.
Google explains the new all-black dark theme will help in saving your phone’s battery and reduce eye strain at the same time. The app is also getting updated with improved local media controls. With the help of new controls, it’s easier to skip, rewind, or fast-forward through your media. Google tells the new media control options give you more power to control your media offline.
Well, it’s great to note that Google is even taking care of even minute things of its Files app. But these days, more and more users stream music or video online and they don’t store media on their phones. Not all people with low storage put media in their phones, considering they already have less amount of storage.
So, pondering the fact that the Files app primarily targets the people with low storage phones, this new feature may not be helpful for them. But the app is making strides and serves other users as well and for them, it’s a good choice to listen to audio inside the same app without having to switch to another.
While announcing the new features, Google also announced that 100M users now use the Files app every month. According to Google, globally, Files frees up 8 GB of space every second—that’s equivalent to 2,200 photos.
Google FIles app | Android | Play Store, Free