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New Google apps out this week
January 4, 2018, 4:54 pm

Since launching Google’s Files Go globally a couple of weeks back, the search-giant has added several new apps during the last week. Files Go is an app that helps Android users free up space, find files quickly, and share files offline with people close by at speeds of up to 125Mbps, without mobile data connection, provided both devices have the app installed. And by using the company’s mobile vision technology, the app can also suggest which files users should delete like unused apps, duplicate files, low resolution videos, and memes.

Files Go is built for Go edition devices, but the app works with any Android devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Google claims the average person could save around 1GB of space by using the app.

On another front, from last week, Google Assistant, which has been flexing a lot of new skills lately, will be available to use on even more devices, including Android tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as well as phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop. Assistant for tablets will be rolling out over the next week to US users that have English set as their language.

Assistant for Android 5.0 Lollipop phones has already started to roll out to users with English set as their language in the US, UK, India, Australia, Canada, and Singapore. Google also introduced last week an unsubscribe option in Gmail that appears in the form of a card at the top of your inbox. The card reminds you of email messages that you have not opened in the last month and presents a one-click button to easily unsubscribe. The feature seems to only affect messages that Inbox has already labeled as ‘promos’, so there is no that you could accidently unsubscribe from actual people in the Primary folder.

Meanwhile Google Maps is adding a helpful new feature for travelers and commuters who tend to daydream or lose track of time during their train, subway, or bus ride. The app will now send a push notification when you are approaching your stop. It is easy for mass transit travelers to doze off or get distracted and miss their intended stop. Now, they will get a notification that will make staying on the train or bus too long less likely, said a Google blog post. 

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