Google's File Go Storage Being Rebranded for Its 30 Million Users

Yolanda Curtis
November 9, 2018

With an immediate in-app update, users are greeted with a full-screen message that tells them there is an update that must be downloaded and applied before they can use the app.

Google today relaunched its Files Go file management app for Android as Files by Google.

The API gives developers an immediate in-app update option that can be used mainly to push critical updates.

The second option is a flexible update that allows the user to continue using the app while the update continues in progress.

Right now, the in-app update API is being tested through the Android Google Chrome app and with select partnered developers, but Google plans to expand that early access program in the near future.

Google has also announced that in less than a year, the app has a whopping 30 million monthly users, which I am sure is earning Google some $$$. If you want to find and download Files by Google for the first time, you'll just need to search "Files by Google" in the Google Play app store (or just click that link at the start of this sentence).

Android's announcement of its Foldables technology was also a summit highlight, with the company highlighting its support for the forthcoming Samsung device that was previewed this week by Samsung Senior Vice President Justin Denison at the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference.

Today, we're rebranding the app to Files by Google. Google hasn't announced an official date that it will get wide release but said the API will be available to all developers soon.

The new API gives developers two new ways to update their apps.

Other reports by iNewsToday