Google's new Files Go file manger is now out of beta, download it here

Google's new Files Go file manger is now out of beta, download it here

Interestingly enough, Google did not have a dedicated file manager for Android up until a few weeks ago, when we heard of Files Go, a new app that is designed to be used as a files hub for Android devices, but mostly intended for the new lightweight Android Go edition of the OS. At first, it was an unreleased beta, but with the release of the latter to developers and manufacturers earlier today, Files Go also escaped its "beta" constraints and is now available for just about everyone on the Play Store.

Files Go hasn't scored any new groundbreaking feature and still allows boasts a surprisingly friendly interface that's card-based and gives you quick insights about all the files and folders on your device. 

The app automatically scans for duplicate apps and allows you to ditch the redundant ones, identifies large files, and gives you different tips on how to save some extra storage out of your phone. Of course, you can use it as a regular file explorer and browse your files, though it lacks the sophistication of third-party apps like Solid Explorer.

In case you've previously opted for the beta, you need to head to the Play Store page of the app and opt out of the beta program at the bottom of the page. After that you'll be able to download the regular release.You can get it down below.

Download Files Go on the Play Store

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9 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Doesn't every OEM already have their own file manager like Samsung does? These seems redundant.

2. Avieshek unregistered

Google has to be present everywhere.

5. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

this is for android go, lightweight android for budget phone with 1GB or 512mb ram and low storage like 8GB. there are many apps like this, youtube go, facebook lite, messenger lite, twitter lite etc, they are here as alternative for those who want simple apps which use less resource and data.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hell, I have a Pixel 2 with the latest processor, but I'd still rather have simpler, and less data demanding apps.

3. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... I KNOW GOOGLE IS TRYING TO CATER FOR PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT LIKE THEIR PRE INSTALLED FILE MANAGER, THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE AT ALL AND THOSE WHO JUST LOVE USING GOOGLE APPS...

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Android native file manager is cumbersome to find, add to the fact that it's in the most basic format. People will always install 3rd party apps. It's not forcing you to install it anyway.

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Can't argue with that. I've got Files Go installed, but thus far, it falls a bit flat compared to the feature rich options out there that easily allow me to access network folders with all my media in them, and effortlessly allows me to transfer files back and forth. But the program is young still, and I doubt it was developed with that functionality in mind.

6. pixel_ftw

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

It's really good.

9. scarecrowsyn

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

That's the fastest that anything has come out of Beta for Google in the history of everything.

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