+ Thursday August 22nd, 2019

Google’s file manager application – Files Go – has been getting a lot of attention since it launched last November, todays update sees Google improve the way you share files when you’re offline.

Google has been using Files Go as a headline product for their Android Go line that helps users with lower end hardware to save space. That includes monitoring files that are unused a lot of the time and recommends you remove them. Sometimes though, you may just need those files, but not regularly and you don’t want them to be deleted, so with this update Google is making it easier to share those files.

There are four ways that Google has outlined they’ll make it easier to share those files:

  • Easier to find and use: Nearby sharing is now available in its own dedicated tab called “Share.” This tab has a simplified and smoother interface, and it works on any Android phone from the latest Google Pixel back to Android 5.0 (Lollipop).
  • Faster connections: Thanks to improved connection techniques, the average time it takes to connect two phones is now just five seconds.
  • Faster transfers: Files Go picks the fastest method of sending files available on your phone, such as 5GHz Wi-Fi Direct, so you get the highest transfer speeds possible. Users have seen speeds up to 490 Mbps—that’s four times faster than before, or 100 original quality photos sent in less than five seconds.
  • More secure: Files Go helps you verify that you are connecting to the right person and encrypts all your transfers for additional security.

Google says that the updates are available from today, so ensure you have the latest update for Files Go from the Play Store.

Source: Google.

Daniel Tyson  


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