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Files by Google: Android’s file browser, at long last

Files by Google: Android’s file browser, at long last”

Files by Google is an app that's very, very similar to what was first presented in the Android Go app called Files Go.

Google released the Files Go app late previous year and as the name suggests, it was meant for Android Go users.

Google says that the PHA infection rate for "Google Play only" users is 0.09 percent, while the same figure is 0.61 percent for users who also sideloaded apps.

In the meantime, Google published "Android Enterprise Security", a white paper detailing the new enterprise-centric security features that have been added to Android after Pie's release in August. The In-app Updates API is being tested with Android's early access partners, and will soon be distributed to all developers.

Google director of engineering Aurash Mahbod said the company is testing the In-App Updates API in Google Chrome. Though there's a catch, the app downloads the update when a user is using it, but it gets installed when you reopen the app. The name change is meant to reflect the app's ability to help facilitate a smartphone owner's needs no matter which device they are using.

The new API gives developers two new ways to update the apps: flexible and immediate.

We've heard that you'd like more controls to ensure that users are running the latest and greatest version of your app.

Its not just a simple rebranding, Google also redesigned the app to put your content front and center.

OK, so it's not exactly "updating as you use" as Google implies, but it's as near as dammit.

Overall, it's a good package of announcements that Google went live at Android Developers summit.



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