Google has quietly started rolling out a new service, Shiny Server, which is meant to allow Android users to remotely manage their shiny Android devices from anywhere.
The service, which runs on the Google Play Store, allows Android users who have not previously installed the Google Chrome browser or used a third-party browser such as Firefox or Opera to easily access and modify files and data on their shiny devices.
The new service can be found in the Play Store as Shiny Server.
The idea is to make it easier to keep your shiny Android phone secure and up to date, and also to make updates to the app more easily accessible to users who are not tech savvy.
“We’re bringing you a very simple way to interact with your shiny devices,” said Google product manager Eric Levenson.
“If you’re running Chrome, you can just open a page in the app, which will open up a page on your device.
You can just type the name of the app and tap the OK button to restart it.”
Users can even access files and folders directly from the shiny Android app and on the shiny server itself.
Users can also share files and content on the slick server using a QR code.
Shiny Server is currently only available on Android phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher.
The slick server, however, is not available on all Android devices and some Android phones that have not yet been updated to the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox do not support it.
Levensson noted that a few users have complained that they cannot use the shiny app and that they want to use the chrome browser or other apps instead.
“But we do understand why you may not want to do that, and we’re working to address that,” Levensson said.
“In the meantime, we are rolling out support for the shiny service as a Chrome extension.”
The shiny server, which can be downloaded for free from the Google store, will let users control their shiny phones remotely.
Users have the option of manually configuring their shiny smartphones with their account details and password.
Users who wish to have more control over their shiny device can set the shiny phone to be an agent on other devices.
Once the shiny servers is installed on a shiny device, users can use it to control the settings of the shiny device and, for example, update or remove apps.
Users may also add and remove new contacts and other settings from the app.
“It is very similar to Google’s Chrome extension,” Levesson said.
Users will also be able to customize their shiny phone’s appearance and settings, and will be able tap on the Android icon in the bottom right of the screen to open the settings app.
The shiny servers will also allow users to make changes to the shiny phones screen, so users can see what content is visible on their phones and to edit settings.
The developer of the service is still working out some of the specifics of how to allow users access to files and files in the shiny services.
“Shiny is designed to be secure, but we want to be sure that it is accessible and secure to everyone who wants to,” LeVonsson said in a Google+ post.
“So it’s really easy to enable secure access to data, files, and other files, but if we ever need to update the shiny and chrome service, we can roll it out as a Google Chrome extension or as a new version of the Chrome browser.
We’ll work with you to get it out.”
Google has said that it plans to roll out the shiny-client service to other devices and to other operating systems.
The app has been available in the Google Store since June 2015.