On Android 9 Pie, the default Recordsdata app isn’t a lot to behold. It does the job it must do — permitting you to entry information in your inner storage and microSD card — however it doesn’t look too fairly and it’s lacking some key performance.
Fairly presumably probably the most perplexing factor concerning the historical past of the Recordsdata app is that for a very long time it didn’t actually have a launcher icon once you opened the app drawer. You’d need to obtain an app from the Google Play Retailer so as to add the shortcut.
The whole lot new within the first Android Q developer preview
The primary Android Q developer preview is right here!
Whereas it may not appear to be there are a lot of user-facing modifications within the first Android Q beta, we have really discovered fairly just a few. Listed below are all of the little …
Fortunately, the Recordsdata app on the primary beta of Android Q is far nicer. There’s a built-in launcher shortcut and it’s been given a Materials Theme overhaul. There’s a common search bar on the prime (why wasn’t this at all times there?) and a few quick-access shortcuts that make every thing a lot simpler.
Try the comparability pictures beneath. The primary row is the Recordsdata app because it seems on a OnePlus 6T working Android 9 Pie and beneath these are screenshots of the Recordsdata app on a Google Pixel 2 XL working the Android Q beta:
Though Android Q is simply in beta proper now, this can be very possible that these updates to the Recordsdata app will make it to the ultimate, steady model. Presumably, between from time to time, there might be much more performance and design tweaks added in.
Many individuals will nonetheless go for a third-party file explorer app for Android, however it’s good to know that the default Recordsdata app shall be extra helpful going ahead.
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