Google is quietly bringing one of the iPhone's most-wanted features to Android

Posted On: Aug 4, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Google is quietly bringing one of the iPhone's most-wanted features to Android

Google is launching a new Android feature called Nearby Share, which makes it possible to easily share files between Android devices.
It's Google's answer to Apple's AirDrop, a capability that Android fans have long been asking for.
Nearby Share will detect when other Android devices are nearby and will enable users to share files anonymously if they wish.
The launch comes after multiple leaks had suggested that such a feature was in the works.
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Google is making it easier to share files between Android devices, a capability that the iPhone has long had through its AirDrop feature.
Google is launching Nearby Share, which detects when compatible devices are in a nearby proximity so that users can share content without having to launch an app. When Android users select the recipient, the phone will automatically choose the best way to share the file - such as through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, for example. That means Nearby Share will work even when your device is...

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