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Google brings Files Go storage app to China

Tyrone Stewart

Google Files GoGoogle is continuing to slowly work its way back into the Chinese market with the launch of a file managing app in the region – days after bringing its ARCore to China via a partnership with Xiaomi.

A China-specific version of the Google’s ‘Files Go’ has launched on the app stores belonging to Tencent, Xiaomi, Huawei, and Baidu, reports TechCrunch. The app helps users to not use all of their available storage space by suggesting files that can be deleted, while also enabling sharing between local devices without an internet connection.

Files Go was originally designed for India but Google eventually decided to roll it out globally, due to the interest the app was garnering.

The release of Files Go is the third product launch Google has made in China, following the launch of the company’s Google Translate app last year and the aforementioned ARCore link up with Xiaomi.

Despite the progress being made by Google in the market, its search engine, app store, email, and cloud storage services all remain banned in the Far East Asian market.