Google's Files Go File Management App Gains Search Tools
Google today updated Files Go for Android devices and introduced several new features to the file management app. Files Go on Android now supports file search. Google says the search function delivers instant results, search history, autocomplete, and filters. Search even works when the device is offline. The app adds the ability to see where duplicate apps are located on the device. One of the core tools of Files Go is to help eliminate duplicate files. Moving forward, people can see where the duplicates are stored on their phone before they opt to delete one of them. Last, Files Go now works hand-in-hand with Google Photos to help remove backed up photos and videos. The app can detect when pictures are saved to the cloud and prompt users to delete them to save storage space. Files Go is free to download from the Google Play Store.
May 17, 2017
Google today made its instant apps tool available to all developers. Google first announced instant apps at its I/O developer conference in 2016.
May 26, 2017
Facebook wants content to be more readable across the web and took steps this week toward that goal by tweaking the SDK for its Instant Articles. Facebook's Instant Articles give publishers a way to streamline content for consumption on mobile devices, but Instant Articles aren't compatible with the mobile-first styles used by Google and Apple.
Oct 18, 2018
Google today updated its Play Store developer tools, giving app writers more latitude to build and test their apps. To start, the Android App Bundle should allow for downloads that are 8% smaller, and on-device packages that are 16% smaller.
Mar 19, 2018
Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game.