Android already has an alternative to AirDrop and is available on some devices starting today.
After several months of testing Nearby Share a is available. Google has finally made the arrival of the new system from official File transfer between Android devices without an internet connection, with which the company wants to offer an alternative to Apple’s AirDrop.
Allowed to share nearby Transfer files and information of all kinds instantly between devices. The platform is available for millions of Android devices around the world, starting with Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy.
Nearby Share works with any Android 6.0 or higher
The main virtue of Nearby Share compared to other similar systems is its Easy to use. The company claims that There is no need to follow complex procedures to select the documents to send or to select the contact who will act as the recipient.
Instead, Close Share offers a solution in just a few tips. To do this, simply Tap the Share button Android native and select “Share with Nearby” from the menu.
In this way, the compatible devices to whom the information should be sent. If you choose one of them, that contact will have the opportunity to do so admit or reject receiving the file.
Close Share works both with and without an internet connection. The system chooses depending on the type of file to be sent and the transfer mode the most suitable protocol to run it over either Bluetooth, WebRTC, or Wi-Fi P2P. The latter gives the possibility of performance Offline transfers.
Users can at any time Change your status so that they appear visible or invisible to other people. Since transfers must be accepted, we do not receive any unwanted information or files.
Another great benefit of this system is that Chromebook integration. In the coming months, Android users will be able to instantly transfer files to ChromeOS-based computers through Nearby Share.
To start deploying, this is what Google selected Google Pixel Phones and some Samsung Galaxyand you will be the first to receive this feature starting today. Later on, the rest of the terminals will be equipped with an Android version equal to or greater than 6.0 marshmallow You can get this feature by updating the Google Play services.
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