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Files by Google adds USB OTG support [APK Download]

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[Update: Part of larger redesign] Linux files will be accessible from Chrome OS file manager

Android app support on Chrome OS is generally great at this point, but there has always been one sticking point - transferring data. The Android file system still doesn't appear in Chrome OS, so the only way to copy files is place them in the Downloads folder (which is an alias for Chrome's Downloads folder) from an Android file manager.

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Files Go updated with navigation drawer, other tweaks [APK Download]

Since it was released late last year, Google has steadily been adding new functionality to Files Go, its smart file manager. Most recently, we've seen additions such as file search and better notifications, a beta channel, and Google Drive file backup. The latest change involves a move to a navigation drawer, along with a couple of other adjustments.

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Google Files Go now has a beta channel, and there's a new search function in the first release [APK Download]

Files Go made an unplanned debut back in November, and it's since been updated with a couple of new features, including Drive backup integration and better SD card support. Google still appears to be hard at work with Files Go, as is evident from the beta channel that has just been opened for it. It's very easy to join, and the first beta release is already live.

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Solid Explorer adds support for SMBv2 file sharing protocol

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[Update: Open beta] Google Files Go is an unreleased smart file manager that aims to keep your phone clean [APK Download]

A ton of devices these days have built-in 'cleaners,' and it looks like Google has been developing its own. It's called Files Go, and judging from the screenshots and the description, it does a lot of the things that phones like the Galaxy S8 have within the system. The beta program is currently closed, but we've got the APK.

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Chrome OS 62 now rolling out, includes file manager improvements and KRACK fixes

Version 62 of the Chrome browser was released a week ago, and Chrome OS updates usually follow closely behind. Chrome OS 62 has started rolling out to Chromebooks, featuring improvements to the file manager, a new design for Chrome OS notifications, fixes for the KRACK vulnerability, and more.

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Astro File Manager gets a complete redesign in v6.0 beta

One of the first apps I downloaded on Android was Astro File Manager, which was the clear leader in the early days of the platform. It's got more than 50 million downloads on the Play Store, but a lot of users have moved to other apps. Maybe some will come back to Astro with the new v6.0 update, which is currently in beta. It's a pretty significant redesign.

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Google releases Samba client for Android, adds Windows file shares to the Downloads/Files app

If you're not familiar with it, Samba is an open-source implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol. It allows many Unix-based operating systems to connect to Windows file shares and printers, making it easy to transfer files over a network between operating systems. Out of nowhere, Google has released a Samba client for Android.

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AirDroid updates desktop client with a built-in file manager

AirDroid remains a popular way to manage Android devices from a computer, despite security issues in the past (which were later fixed). Sand Studio, the developers behind AirDroid, has released version 3.5 of the desktop client with a full file manager built-in.

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