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Files Go is Google's new File Manager app

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Published: 07-11-2017

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.

The new “Files Go” app is listed on the Play Store as unreleased. Google is running an early access program, which is currently full, so the majority of users cannot download it right now. This is in line with its usual approach for apps in developing markets.

Screenshots show a simple application with two bottom tabs. “Storage” notes how much free space is available on a device and features cards of data and media that can be removed. There are also other suggestions, including clearing app caches, deleting apps that aren’t frequently used, and removing “spam & duplicate images.”

Meanwhile, the second tab called “Files” groups content by Images, Videos, and Audio. These sections can be further broken down by their source, including Chat App, Camera, Screenshots, and more.

One key feature of this app is the ability to “Transfer files without internet” connectivity. Google touts that this “high speed transfer” is for receiving files from nearby friends, with a dedicated view that shows contacts that are in your vicinity. One screenshot hints that transferring is likely performed over Bluetooth.

If you want to test the app right now, you can download the APK file for free from here.


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