Google apparently is working on a new file-transfer app for Android that works like Apple’s AirDrop. Called Files Go, the app apparently can transfer files between devices wirelessly without an internet connection.
According to 9to5Google, the app looks to be part file manager and part file transfer app. Files Go aims to be a one-stop shop for Android users to manage their files on board without using third party apps. The main UI shows an overview of the storage situation on the phone.
One major feature of the app is the file transfer, which uses Bluetooth connectivity. The UI shows a radar-like interface to initiate transfers between two devices – with the caveat that both devices needs Files Go to be installed.
Comparatively, Apple’s AirDrop does not need any additional apps to transfer files between devices.
Files Go may be headed to emerging markets, where internet connectivity is still not up to par with developed markets. While Bluetooth is easier, we hope WiFi will also be enabled for larger files as Bluetooth is quite slow in transferring large amounts of data.
The app was briefly available on the Google Play Store before it was taken offline. However it can be still be downloaded from APKMirror if you are willing to try out a beta software.
(Source: 9to5Google )