Last updated on March 9, 2021
published . The pre-release version is available to users who have signed up for the Google Play Services beta.has released a beta of the response to prestigious AirDrop wireless sharing service Nearby Share
As the XDA Developers report, files can be exchanged via Nearby Share via Bluetooth, cellular data or WLAN. Users also have to specify whether their device is visible to all or only some contacts. The location services must also be active.
The fact that the function will be introduced via Play Services suggests that most Android Police . Even the limited beta should support all devices with Android 6 and newer.devices will support Nearby Share. Google also confirmed this to
In addition, Google hopes to support other platforms in the future. Should Nearby Share actually work onat some point, the Apple AirDrop function would outstrip.
Google has been working on the file sharing function for some time. At the beginning of the year it was announced that Nearby Share will get its own tile in the quick accesses. It should also be possible to switch the visibility of your own device on and off.
already offers a similar function with Link to Windows. Certain smartphones from the Korean company allow simple file exchange with Windows 10 in conjunction with the “Your Smartphone” app. For example, files can be copied from Windows 10 to a Samsung smartphone using drag and drop. For sharing files between two Samsung devices, Samsung also offers the Quick Share function, which is also the equivalent of Apple AirDrop.