Google strives hard to introduce state of the art services and apps in facilitating its customers around the globe. Following the same lines, the company has today introduced a new app to fill a big hole in its largest smartphone operating system Android. It is Files Go that will enable users to free up space, find files faster, back them up to the cloud and share with others easily.
The app released in beta version last month has been offered in stable form. It’s one of the linchpin apps of Google’s Oreo 8.1 (Go edition), a slimmed down version of Android meant for the less-powerful devices in developing nations. The app will also be handy option for power users who currently lean on third-party file organization apps; often paid or ad-supported.
The Files Go offers direct access to downloads, received files, apps, images, video, audio and documents coupled with suggestions for freeing up space. For instance, it can tell you how much you can free from your app cache, unused apps, large files and downloaded files. It’ll also offer to move files to an SD card, if you have one.
The newly launched app has also filled the gap of sharing files offline on your Android smartphone. Once feature gets enabled, it creates a ‘hotspot’to connect and transfer files via Bluetooth. If your friend has installed Files Go, it’s really simple to hit send and receive on the go. The transferred files are encrypted, fast (up to 125 Mbps) and don’t use any mobile data.
The app is smart enough to remind you when you run low on storage and let you backup files to Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and other cloud storage apps. Google says it has been testing the app for a month and has saved users an average of 1GB space. It’s now available for all on the Google Play Store, assuming you have Android 5.0 or higher.