In gestation for many months and arrived in beta in early July, Nearby Share, the file sharing solution close to Google, could integrate And...
In gestation for many months and arrived in beta in early July, Nearby Share, the file sharing solution close to Google, could integrate Android as early as next month.
All users of Android 6 and later will soon be able to take advantage of a feature reminiscent of Apple's AirDrop. According to one informant, deployment could begin as early as next month.
Nearby Share: Simplified file transfer comes to Android
If we know that manufacturers have all, at their own level, developed similar features, the ambition of Nearby Share is to put all Android users in the same place. The functionality is also intended to be very inclusive, since it will be accessible to all owners of a smartphone running Android 6 or later.
It's as simple as can be. On a file or a photo, the Share tab will now list nearby devices that can receive it. At the touch of a button, the recipient is notified and, if they accept it, receives the file in seconds thanks to the combination of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mobile data.
According to Mishaal Rahman, editor-in-chief of XDA Developers, Google has announced to all Android smartphone manufacturers that Nearby Share will be launched next month.
Google told OEMs that Nearby Share, Google's AirDrop-like file-sharing service, rolls out to all Android (6.0+) devices in August.— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) July 17, 2020
Can't confirm if that's the plan as of now, but this info came from a recent source.
Currently in beta for some users: https://t.co/7GMct2A9kI
Nearby Share : soon on Windows, ChromeOS, MacOS and Linux?
Google would not limit itself to Android with Nearby Share. The firm would aim to deeply anchor Nearby Share in the habits of its users, and to do so, the functionality would have to be available on other devices as well.
If the possibility of compatibility with the iPhone seems unlikely, some rumors believe that Nearby Share could eventually work with macOS to share files very simply with your computer. ChromeOS and Linux would also be reachable, as well as Windows.
Google would then integrate the feature directly into its Chrome browser on the various devices where it is available.