Monday , June 11 2018

Google released an Android Samba Client onto Google Play


Do you like Google Apps? We do, that’s why Google releasing a new app is big news. This one is a little niche though with the new Android Samba Client now available to download from Google Play.

It’s not a “real” Google app, it’s been released by the Marketing @ Google team rather than as a Google app. This is the same team who brought you the Live Case apps and the Bohemian Rhapsody experience.

The Android Samba Client is exactly what it sounds like, or as Google describes it:

This application allows users to mount an SMB file share in their Downloads/Files app in Android.
The app lets you access your files on a Samba share on your network. Samba is basically a client to access files and printers through the SMB/CIFS networking protocol. So, this app lets you access and modify your files on a Samba share on your network – see? We told you it was niche.

If this sounds like what you need, you can download it now from Google Play.

Android Samba Client
Android Samba Client
Source: Google Play.

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Or “Google ships WannaCrypt for Android, disguised as Samba app” (https://m.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/07/google_ships_wannacrypt_for_android_disguised_as_samba_app/)

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Sounds good, but you can already do this with many of the file explorer apps or there.

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Excellent love it.

Most better routers these days support a USB drive and provide a SAMBA service to connect to the drive so this is brilliant on many levels

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Really need this app. A life-changing app that is a must for download. Thanks, Google!

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