Google is reportedly working on an AirDrop-like file transfer app

Otis Hoffman
November 11, 2017

Files Go Beta seems like a worthwhile app in just the file management department, but adding the ability to quickly send files to friends and family is an added bonus.

Essentially, Google has made a decision to capitalize on the interest in the new app, thanks to its exposure through media coverage.

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Google is preparing to launch a new Android app that will help users transfer files to other contacts without using up mobile data. 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. It is a new app and Google has not officially released this app yet. Besides, the Files tab also lets you Send and Receive files offline through a Wi-Fi hotspot connection. Best of all, with a footprint of only 6MB, Files Go is a neat, lean app that doesn't hog your phones internal storage. The app is now available in beta phase on the Play Store. The app's home screen has two tabs at the bottom. Google is currently running an early access program, which is currently full, so the majority of users can not download it right now. It tells you about duplicate files, junk files, downloaded files, apps cache and also the files that use large space. If you have downloaded a lot of files, you can go to the Storage tab and delete those files. You will see options to get alerts about low storage, unused apps, downloaded files, large media folders, etc. One screenshot hints that file transfers work via Bluetooth, though that's not confirmed. The page notes that the unreleased app may be unstable. Due to the word Go in the name, it's also being speculated that Files Go might be a part of Google's Android Go initiative. What File Manager do you use now on your smartphone?

The app is available now for anyone who wants to give it a shot.

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