Google's Files Go app gets faster sharing and a built-in media player
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.
Joris van Mens (on Reddit)