Latest in Gear

Image credit: Steve Dent/Engadget

Google's Android file manager now supports USB drives

Files by Google can move data to your thumb drive.
978 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Steve Dent/Engadget

Files by Google (formerly Files Go) is helpful if you want an official means of managing the files on your Android phone, but there's been an obvious limitation: you couldn't move files to physical storage beyond the phone itself. You won't have that issue from now on. Google has released an update to Files that introduces support for external storage using USB On-the-Go. If you want to offload photos to a thumb drive, you won't have to track down third-party software.

The update also lets you see the entire folder structures for storage both on and off the device. You shouldn't have trouble tracking down a file in an unusual location, or moving it to a specific folder. Simply put, Files is more of a viable alternative to existing managers if you regularly shuttle data back and forth.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
978 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

New 'Shovel Knight' spinoff is a Tetris-like puzzle game

New 'Shovel Knight' spinoff is a Tetris-like puzzle game

View
Clarence Thomas laments ruling that let FCC kill net neutrality

Clarence Thomas laments ruling that let FCC kill net neutrality

View
Google Translate adds languages for the first time in four years

Google Translate adds languages for the first time in four years

View
The creator of the Konami Code has died

The creator of the Konami Code has died

View
Pope Francis wants you to give up being a jerk online for Lent

Pope Francis wants you to give up being a jerk online for Lent

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr