With a new name comes a new appearance and with this Google-made app, it’ll actually follow Google design.

One of the core apps that was made as part of the lightweight Android Go software platform was Files Go — it allowed users to manage their limited storage easily by suggesting groups of items to delete and allow for easy Wi-Fi Direct transfers.

The app, which was made widely available on the Play Store, now has more than 50 million downloads to its name and has outpaced the pickup of Android Go phones, though the name of the app sounds a bit more clunky now. So, it’s now Files by Google.

The design of the app now adopts Material Design thought with cards for suggestions and a standard look for thumbnails and list items.




Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.

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