Nearby Sharing Technology Works Exactly Like AirDrop.
Information that Google is working on a technology that will become an analogue of AirDrop for Android appeared in the summer of the past year. Now the technology has been brought to mind and is ready for an early implementation.
It was formerly referred to as Fast Share, but Nearby Sharing became the final name. Themed resource XDA Developers has posted a live video demonstrating the transfer of photos and videos between the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 4 using Nearby Sharing.
Nearby Sharing got rid of many uncomfortable features of its predecessor, which did not allow the Android Beam function to become popular in due time. The technology works exactly like AirDrop.
Use has become simpler and more convenient. The initial connection of devices is via Bluetooth, not NFC. As a result, there is no need to place smartphones as close as possible to start the data transfer process. As the author of the video notes, the transfer is fast because Wi-Fi is used.
Nearby Sharing is included in the quick settings menu of Android. You can transfer the file through the standard “share” menu, available in most applications. The number of users who are allowed to send you files can be limited.
The official debut of the new Android feature can be expected at the Google I / O 2020 conference in May or even earlier.