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

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

Hopefully Google fleshes out the app with more functionality before a final release, but in the meantime, you can give the beta a go at the source link below.

Essentially, Google has chose to capitalize on the interest in the new app, thanks to its exposure through media coverage. 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. You can install the app through the available file on any of your devices running Android 5.0 and above.

Files Go is a mix between a file manager app and a file sharing app, allowing you to manage all that's on your phone, but also send files easily to others who have the app installed. As such, Files Go helps users get the most out of their phone's storage. To use the beta version of Google's Files Go app, you can download it from Play Store.

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In addition to that, the foldable device could have its own notebook app which would mimic writing on a real notebook. Andromeda's selling point will be pen and digital ink support which is something that numerous Surface devices have.

Screenshots show a simple application with two bottom tabs. There are some slight lag with certain animations on occasions but we expect Google to get it fixed once this app is out to all the users. Thankfully, you can download this app right now as an APK even though it was pulled from Google Play Store. This app is both a storage management app and a way you can quickly transfer files using a wireless option.

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. The app was being tested as a pilot app on some Android devices a while back as part of the Early Access Program. The feature uses Bluetooth connectivity of your device to enable wireless transfer - without requiring an active data connection.

The app itself is fairly lightweight, as an under 6 MB download. What File Manager do you use now on your smartphone? We think that Google likely will be testing this app out for a bit longer before the official release happens.

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