Nearby Sharing is another good example of the lack of relevance of complaints against the Android partition. This feature, seen in Android 1...
Nearby Sharing is another good example of the lack of relevance of complaints against the Android partition. This feature, seen in Android 11, should be available soon on a very large number of smartphones.
"Yes, but on Android, you don't get an update. Anyone who's ever found themselves in a debate about the strengths and weaknesses of Android versus iOS has heard this argument, which is actually quite irrelevant, as evidenced by the latest news about Nearby Sharing, a future feature of Google's mobile operating system.
Google's airdrop is coming
Android 11 is coming soon and this update will bring some interesting new features such as bubble chats, notification management changes, etc. A feature that has been much talked about is Nearby Sharing, often referred to as "Google's AirDrop".
The interest of this feature is to be able to quickly and easily share files, photos or other from one smartphone to another without having to go through complicated manipulations. But what's the point if it only works with Android 11 devices when you know how quickly some third-party manufacturers deploy major updates? Fortunately, Google has thought of everything!
Available on 85% of smartphones
Contacted by Android Police, Google responded to this concern by explaining that beta testing is currently being conducted on a very small portion of users, but that the goal is "to launch the feature with support for Android 6 and higher devices, as well as other platforms," such as PCs.
To achieve this, Google plans to deploy the feature through an update to Google Play Services, not through an update to Android. This excludes smartphones that do not have this feature, such as the latest Huawei models, for example.
Nevertheless, this is of significant interest: reaching 85% of Android users. By deploying this feature on all smartphones with Android 6 or higher, Google is making it much more universal. The question now is whether this rollout will be done quickly or incrementally.