Files Go Beta: Free up space on your phone Community Report 📲 Huawei P8, Android 6.0

Files Go, launched this year, is Google's take on creating the perfect file manager application, with all the basics, and some extras too.

One of the most eye-catching features of this app is file sharing between Android devices, which also doesn't require a working internet connection. Instead, it uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct to do the file transfers. The thing which differentiates our beloved operating system from other competitors (e.g. IOS) is the freedom of sharing and installing apps from outside of the dedicated app store (Google Play Store in our case). But this also has risks like installing malware or adware to our systems. To overcome these security threats, Google came up with Play Protect.

Play Protect is baked into the Play Store - Play Services combo and regularly scans apps for any harmful behavior. This is a great step in the right direction, introduced back at Google I/O 2017 and came to life in parallel to Android Oreo's launch.

In Files Go you will not be able to see any visible differences, but knowing that there is a housekeeper on your phone/tablet, who makes sure everything is safe and secure, adds up to the experience. The update including Play Protect scanning has version number 1.0.214808935 and should hit the shelves soon.

Tell us your thoughts on Files Go's sharing feature and what can be improved in regards to it.

  • Files Go Beta helps clean up space on your phone and keeps it organized
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