Great return for something that’s never left on other devices
While your phone’s file manager may serve as a landfill for all those discarded APKs you’ve installed over the years, it’s still an essential app for keeping track of documents, media, and other content. Files by Google isn’t the most advanced tool, but it’s fast, free, and easy to use. With the latest beta update, the Pixel is once again getting an easily accessible share option.
As spotted by 9to5Google, Files by Google v1.0.440568297 is making its way to beta testers today, and on Pixel phones, it’s bringing back something that’s been missing for the past few years. On devices made by other manufacturers – such as Samsung – the bottom navigation bar typically displays three tabs: Clean, Browse, and Share.
Since rolling out Near Share in 2020, Google has kept tabs hidden on its devices, as it only mimics the capability offered by Share Sheet. it was not Fully Files gone from – You may find the “Share offline” option listed in the sliding menu on the left. But for whatever reason, it’s making a great comeback with today’s beta update.
The actual page is unchanged, as you can choose to send or receive files on other devices using Nearby Share. This change makes it a little easier to access on the Pixel. It’s available for beta testers now, but you can skip the wait by grabbing the APK from APK Mirror.
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