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Files Go – Google's unreleased file management app appears, quickly disappears from the Play Store

Google Files Go

Google today chose to launch its new Files Go Android app into public beta to reach a wider group of testers.

One major feature of the app is the file transfer, which uses Bluetooth connectivity. We have not tried the app yet to see how the feature works in practice.

Comparatively, Apple's AirDrop does not need any additional apps to transfer files between devices. While there are a lot of third-party applications that make for great file management tools, there was a void of sorts for a true blue file management tool from Google themselves. You can easily manage your files on the device and it also helps you to free more space. Read on to learn about Files Go and the cool things this soon-to-be-released app can do for you.

"Release notes on the Play Store mention that it is now an" Early dev build" with 500 - 1,000 installs and support for Android 5.0 and above.

Below that, there's App Cache, Downloaded Files, and Duplicate Files.

Although Google has, over the years, improved its vetting systems to automatically detect rogue apps attempting to enter the official Android app store, and even introduced human reviewers, it still seems to fall short time and time again. Google does warn users that the app might be unstable and asks to share feedback via the app.

Meanwhile, the second tab called "Files" groups content by Images, Videos, and Audio. The app itself is 5.41MB, which means it is not as big as other file sharing apps like Xender.

BankBot trojan malware waits twenty minutes after the app is used before moving to run its payload.

In a statement on November 6, a Google representative said the Whatsapp version with over a million downloads, has been deleted from the store.

So the good news is that this app is available right now through the APK.

Reddit users wondered how Google Play Store securities could permit such a simple logic to work on their platform. It's part of Google's early access program, and the company is no longer accepting anymore participants.

Though early speculation was that Files Go was being aimed at emerging markets, we understand it's on track for a global launch, starting in December.

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