• What is Google Files, how does it work, and do you need it?

    7 days ago - By Pocket-lint

    Google is renaming Files Go, its files app for Android phones with limited storage. It's now called “Files by Google", and it has a slight redesign. The primary focus of the app is to free up space on your phone - by intelligently recommending apps, spam, and duplicate files to remove so that your phone stays in tiptop shape. But it can also help keep your device organised, and it doubles as a file transfer service that requires no internet. Here's what you need to know about Google Files.
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  • New Android API Lets Developers Push Updates Within their Apps

    New Android API Lets Developers Push Updates Within their Apps

    7 days ago - By The Hacker News

    You might have read somewhere online today that Google is granting Android app developers powers to forcefully install app updates...but it is not true.
    Instead, the tech giant is providing a new feature that will help users to have up-to-date Android apps all the time and yes, it's optional.
    Along with the launch of a number of new tools and features at its Android Dev Summit 2018, Google has
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  • Google: Newer Android versions are less affected by malware

    7 days ago - By ZDnet

    Android devices that only download apps from Google Play are 9 times less likely to get malware than devices that download apps from other sources.
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  • Google confirms dark mode is a huge help for battery life on Android

    Google confirms dark mode is a huge help for battery life on Android

    7 days ago - By The Verge

    We've known for a long time that dark mode / night mode apps can prolong battery life on smartphones with OLED screens. It's true on Android, and it's true with the iPhone. This is because the individual pixels have to do less work on dark areas of the screen, and they use practically no juice at all when displaying true black. As SlashGear picked up on , Google reiterated this during its Android Dev Summit this week, showing several slides that compare the power draw of several different colors. (The company used its original Pixel smartphone for these data points.)
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  • Files Go gets rebranded ‘Files by Google' with new UI

    Files Go gets rebranded ‘Files by Google' with new UI

    7 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    A little less than a year ago Google released Files Go. Now the search company has rebranded the app to be called ‘Files by Google,' as well as revamped the platform's user interface. \\Google hasn't really changed the actual experience of Files By Google, however. The app will now tell you how much storage you've freed up, but that seems to be it. Google also announced that since the app was launched it has accumulated more than 30 million monthly users. Files by Google is a storage management application that can help organize files and help users send files with another offline. To...
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  • Google's storage-management app gets face-lift, is now called ‘Files by Google'

    Google's storage-management app gets face-lift, is now called ‘Files by Google'

    7 days ago - By Digital Trends

    Google has revamped its files management app with a new look and name. Now known as Files by Google, the app received the company's all-white material redesign - offering the same functionality, but with a cleaner look.
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