Google renames Files Go, its lightweight file for limited-edition phones, to "Files from Google" to reflect that the app works no matter what type of phone you are on – and potentially drive it for further success.
The year-old app is now being used by 30 million people every month, according to Google, and it says many people outside the app's target demographic have used it, which led to this change.
Files Go was meant to help manage files on devices with small amounts of storage space, partly by offering users suggestions for what they can delete. But the app was also just a very good file browser ̵
Google has also reworked the app's design, and it now opens right onto the file management page (while the launch went right into suggestions for what to remove). Finally, the changes Google has made since launch, mostly superficial, but they reflect that the app is a solid file manager that is clearly better than the confusing mess that is the embedded File app.
The app is not about to be embraced as far as replacing the embedded File app on Android – it's standard in Android Go, but – but Google seems to be aware that it's an improvement. "We often find that products designed for the next billion users work just as well for everyone," writes the company.