Few days back, Google’s File Go app was spotted in the Play Store under closed beta program. But, it was soon removed by Google the same day without any reason and explanation. Users had to install it manually by downloading APKs from external sources. But, now the app returns to the Play Store with an early access label.
Looks like some of you found our Files Go Beta 🙂 We thought we’d make it available for a few more of you on the Play Store. Feedback welcome! https://t.co/qXLb1V0bKu
— Caesar Sengupta (@caesars) November 9, 2017
In case you don’t know, Files Go is an app which helps in clearing cache and duplicate files to free up your storage. It will also prompt you to uninstall the rarely used applications on your smartphone. It also has an explorer which enables you to browse your local pictures, music, videos and other documents. But, you cannot copy / paste using this explorer. As the name suggests, this app might be a part of Google’s Android Go Initiative.
Anyways, the main highlight of this app is the ability to transfer files over the air. This works similar to AirDrop on iOS but with less potential. The app uses Android Beam to transfer files which requires users to tap their phones to connect via NFC. This app along with YouTube Go might come pre-installed on Android devices with lower hardware in developing countries.
If you are interested in using this app, simply install it from the Play Store but it might have some bugs as it is in its early stage.