Monday, August 10, 2020

Android Getting Its Own Version Of iOS AirDrop, Nearby Share

Google has unveiled its tool called Nearby Share that’s basically Android’s version of Apple’s AirDrop sharing feature. It’s now available for select Pixel and Samsung phones, with Google saying it’s continuing to “work with our partners to bring Nearby Share to more smartphones in the Android ecosystem over the next few weeks.”
Nearby Share will let you quickly send and receive files with the people around you and uses a mix of protocols. It’ll show you a list of devices near you, and once you select your recipient, they’ll get an alert to accept or decline your file. Nearby Share will also work with Chromebooks in the coming months and enable easy transfers between your laptop and smartphone. 

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