Google’s Files Go app takes on AirDrop with faster offline sharing

Google’s lightweight file manager app, Files Go, launched back in November 2017 and underwent some design changes in April that tweaked the user interface a little to make the user experience a little more fluid. Google says that a major upgrade to the Files Go app is rolling out, and this is what you can expect to see. 

Besides organizing the files on your smartphone with the Files Go app, you’ll be able to find and share easier, connect faster, experience quicker file transfers, and be more secure.

  • Nearby sharing is now available in a dedicated tab called “Share” that works on any Android phone running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher
  • Average time to connect two phones is just five seconds
  • The Files Go app determines the fastest method to transfer files, with users seeing transfer speeds of up to 490Mbps, equating to 100 original quality photos being sent in under five seconds
  • Files Go checks that you are connecting to the correct person, with all transfers encrypted for additional security

All-in-all, the update would appear to make the Files Go app more straightforward to use, quicker to share files offline, and more secure in the process. If you haven’t downloaded the Files Go app yet, just click the Play Store link below to get started, and don’t forget to let us know of your experience.

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Source: Google 

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).