Google readying Android app to manage storage, share files without internet


Per 9to5Google's obtained screenshots, it appears the simple app lets you not only manage files on the Android device it's installed on, but it also provides options for removing unused apps, images, and other files and junk that could potentially be the cause of slowdown.

You should know that the certification status of the phone's Google Play might stop you from downloading the beta version. Read on to learn about Files Go and the cool things this soon-to-be-released app can do for you. The app has since been pulled, but can be sideloaded as an APK file.

You can avoid this from happening by making sure that the name you are searching on the search bar in the Play Store matches the app's name. One screenshot hints that file transfers work via Bluetooth, though that's not confirmed. Lack of proper file management is often blamed for poor performance of most Android phones. According to now-pulled Play Store images, the app is meant to transfer files wirelessly, even without an internet connection, much like Apple's AirDrop tech. To send a file, the user needs to ask the friend to open the app and tap on a Receive button.

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Google today chose to launch its new Files Go Android app into public beta to reach a wider group of testers.

The app itself is fairly lightweight, as an under 6 MB download. The originally active Storage tab shows you the free space available on your device alongside sporting feature cards that give you access to clean app cache, remove recorded media, and free up the storage by removing large and downloaded files. The app is no longer available as the program is full. Google also set up a new app review procedure to pinpoint violators as early as possible. To help in this situation, Google has introduced an app. You can download the APK right now if you do not want to wait for the official release.