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Google's Files Go app gets faster sharing and a built-in media player

Google Files Go gets new features October 2018 faster file sharing and built-in media player (Source: Google Play)
Google Files Go (Source: Google Play)
The set of new features that have just been added to Google Files Go includes — but is not limited to — the following: advanced file browsing, secure app installs, faster sharing, and even a built-in media player that supports both audio and video files, as well as background audio playback.

When looking for a file manager in Google Play, one can easily find at least a dozen of apps worth checking out. On the other hand, Files Go might still be in an experimental stage, but Google fans must take it for a spin, especially since it has just received a bunch of new — and very useful — capabilities.

According to a message recently posted on Reddit by the Files Go product manager, Joris van Mens, these are the best new features that have been added to this piece of code:

  • Advanced browse, a feature requested by redditors, which "lets you dig into the folders on your phone"
  • Secure app installs: checks apps to see if they are Play approved for easy installation and auto-updates
  • Faster sharing: less than 5 seconds in average, transfer speeds of up to 500 Mbps and beyond
  • Media player: built-in audio and video playback, with audio background playback support

Are you one of those already using Google Files Go? Although the name suggests an Android Go app, it works on Android 5.0 Lollipop or later and has been installed by more than 10,000,000 users already. At last, the 4.6 Google Play rating — after almost 440,000 user reviews — should say something this app as well.

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Joris van Mens (on Reddit)

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-10-25 (Update: 2018-10-25)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.