Files Go App Being Tested on Android

Kelley Robertson
November 11, 2017

The company has been very quick with the launch as only few days ago the app was spotted on Play Store in a closed beta program and later on was quickly removed. 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. This app would let users manage their internal storage and microSD card memory by clearing unnecessary files, wipe junk, and remind you to uninstall unused apps. File sharing works similarly to Apple's AirDrop feature, meaning you won't need an internet connection to drop a file to a friend from your device to theirs. The app will not only help users with limited networking options but also facilitate them to free up space when their smartphone storage getting is low. On this app the Files tab is nothing more than a file management tab. Android Police notes that Google ran an early access programme to pilot the app on specific devices.

The most notable feature of the app remains the file transfer utility that works over Bluetooth, meaning users could share files with others, even if offline. Files Go Beta cam also identify duplicate images and suggest to delete them or clear up the cache on your device.

To access the Settings menu in Files Go, tap the three-dot button in the upper corner from the Storage or Files tabs and select Settings.

Going by the naming scheme of the program, Google Files Go looks to be a part of the Android Go program that was announced at Google I/0 2017.

We've downloaded the app and tested it. It will compile the list from the last month of apps that you have used and not used. We are not sure when this app will be available for all users. On November 5 a security analyst from Avast Antivirus tweeted a screenshot of what seemed to be icons of about 8 fraudulent Whatsapp versions on Google Play Store. When it does though, we will be the first to let you know.

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