For those who missed it, Files Go is a smart file manager from Google that tries to recommend apps or files to clean up from your device to free up space. In response, Google vice president Caesar Sengupta tweeted last night that they were making it "available for a few more of you on the Play Store".
As you dive into the various sections, you can then filter the files by source for easier discovery, access, or deletion. The app serves several key functions, including working as a storage manager to organize files and free up space.
The app was briefly available on the Google Play Store before it was taken offline.
One feature which stock Android has always lacked is proper, fleshed-out file manager.
Here, the Storage tab, left, shows a device with 8GB of internal storage and displays how much capacity has been used. It will tell you Documents, Videos, Images, Downloads, and Received Files.
But the most interesting part of the app is a "Transfer files without internet" feature that lets you "transfer files fast to nearby friends" at high speeds.
Google has silently started testing a new app called "Files Go" to provide Android users with a unified solution for all their storage management and wireless file transfer requirements.
A big part of Android Go is a focus on slimmer, less data-hungry apps that'll work on a wider variety of hardware, including the less expensive and less advanced devices that are popular in countries around the world.
We've downloaded the app and tested it. You can both send files and receive files wirelessly through this app.
From there, users are brought to a message-like interface that shows a history of file transfers. We think that Google likely will be testing this app out for a bit longer before the official release happens.
We do not know yet if the page will remain open, or Netflix will close it once again.