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Google Files Go file manager for Android enters public beta

Google Files Go file manager (Source: Google Play)
Google Files Go file manager (Source: Google Play)
Although it was scheduled to go public in December, Google's Files Go file manager for Android leaked online earlier this week, so the tech giant decided to speed things up and made the app available via the Google Play store.

Google is quite busy working on new Android apps these days and, unfortunately, not everything goes as scheduled. While this would normally involve some delays, the Files Go file manager reached the public earlier than it was supposed to. The reason is that the app surfaced online during the closed beta stage earlier this week, so Google decided to speed things up a bit by making it available to anyone interested to take it for a spin via the Play store.

The Files Go app already comes with quite a few features, including the ability to find files on your device or to free up the storage space by deleting spam and duplicate photos. Even more, this file manager also recommends its user to remove rarely used apps to keep the device in top shape. At last, the users of Files Go can use it to share files offline in a fast and secure way.

Files Go is currently listed on Google Play as "Files Go Beta: Free up space on your phone (Unreleased)," it only needs 6 MB of storage to be installed, and requires Android 5.0 Lollipop or later. Although it landed in the Google Play store yesterday, Files Go beta has been downloaded by more than 5,000 users already.

Early rumors about this app claimed that it would only target emerging markets, but now it seems that Files Go will get a global launch starting in about a month.


Caesar Sengupta (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-11-10 (Update: 2017-11-11)