Running out of storage? Google offers fix with Files Go

Jessica Fenol, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 05 2017 02:46 PM | Updated as of Dec 06 2017 10:53 AM

MANILA - Google on Tuesday launched a new application that would help users free up space on their mobile phones by better understanding what eats up their device memory.

Files Go identifies duplicate apps and suggests for deletion, cache files, large files and apps that have not been used for a while, said Google product manager Brian Hendricks.

The app also allows users to share files at 125 Mbps by creating an encrypted hotspot connection between 2 devices, Google said.

"The second leading cause why people don’t use apps is access to data. First leading cause is actually storage space in our phones, people are really concerned with how much space is available on the device," Hendricks said.

One third of mobile phone users receive low storage notifications every day while two thirds have less than 1 gigabyte of storage space left, forcing them to delete apps, he said.

Beta testers of Files Go reported being able to free up up to 1 GB on their devices.

Files Go is compatible with mobile phones running on Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher.