Similar to popular file sharing apps such as Shareit and Xender, Google's app creates your profile to help you send large-sized files with your nearby contacts at a fast pace.
The smart storage manager app could be used to share, delete or manage all kinds of files.
That said, the app isn't a full-fledged file manager. This unreleased app was earlier posted on Google Play by mistake. The feature uses Bluetooth connectivity of your device to enable wireless transfer - without requiring an active data connection. As such, Files Go helps users get the most out of their phone's storage. Importantly, Files Go would spot and remove spam as well as duplicate images to free up storage.
So it only makes sense that Google is working on its own version for file transfer between Android devices. All the files are sorted in sections: Downloads, Received Files, Images, Videos, Audio, and Documents. Now, according to a now-pulled app on Google Play reported by 9to5Google, the company is testing a new Files Go app. We have not tried the app yet to see how the feature works in practice. 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.
Though early speculation was that Files Go was being aimed at emerging markets, we understand it's on track for a global launch, starting in December.
The app is available now for anyone who wants to give it a shot. If you once knew that the app must've cost something, then the one listed was given for free, you should start to get suspicious. Google has enforced software to pinpoint and block malicious apps running on Android gadgets and checking developers' identities as well as preventing those with a history of violation. The bad news, is that there is no official release date yet for it to hit Google Play Store.