Google has been rolling out a slew of updates for its apps and services ever since Google I/O happened in May. The latest to receive some treatment is the still rather new Files Go application available on Android.
The latest update for Files Go is an improved version rolling out in Google’s Play Store that brings new features. The lightweight file manager app hasn’t been updated in a few months, but Google says this is a major revamp that will enhance the user experience all-around with great feature additions as well as fixes.
In the update, users will be able to share files faster and more easily while not having to worry about data being insecure. “Nearby Sharing” is a new feature similar to that present in a handful of other apps such as Apple’s AirDrop. It’s new for Google, and limited in what it works with, but allows two users to share files over-the-air even while offline. Transfer speeds have been improved to 490Mbps, which translates to just a few seconds for most data transfers. Files Go also verifies the end-user for better security, and will encrypt all data to prevent anything and everything from being exposed. Some of these features probably should have been in the app sooner, but we’re glad they’re here now and it’s nice to have everything together in one place.
The Files Go update is rolling out now. Download the app at the below link in brackets or update your existing app through the Play Store. Let us know if you see the changes on your device and if so, your thoughts on the upgrades.
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