Google announced today that their Android Files Go storage app is being rebranded to the new name of Files by Google and that in less than a year, they have 30 million monthly users all over the world.
For those unfamiliar with this app, Files by Google allows Android users to free up space on their mobile devices by storing it in the cloud using Google Drive. Originally designed to help Android users in certain countries that do not have a lot of storage on their mobile devices, the app was quickly adopted worldwide.
“Last December, Google launched Files Go: an app to free up space on mobile phones, find files faster and share them with others easily and quickly—even without an internet connection,” states Google’s announcement.”Files Go was built to solve file and storage management problems for the next generation of smartphone users in countries such as India, Brazil and Nigeria. It helped people make the most of limited phone storage, enjoy their favorite videos and music, and send apps to each other at blazing speeds without using mobile data.”
Google has also announced that in less than a year, the app has a whopping 30 million monthly users, which I am sure is earning Google some $$$.
“In less than a year, Files Go has grown tremendously to serve over 30 million monthly users. We’ve noticed that people across the globe are using it, no matter what type of mobile phone they have or how fast their internet connection is.”
When moving data to the cloud, Files by Google will use the storage space of the user’s Google Drive account. Google Drive offers 15GB for free, but users can purchase additional storage by switching to a 100GB plan at $1.99/month, 1TB plan at $9.99/month, or a 10TB plan for $99 per month.
Files by Google can be downloaded here.