Android’s Nearby Sharing Feature Showcased in Video, Similar to Apple’s AirDrop

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Android’s Nearby Sharing Feature Showcased in Video, Similar to Apple’s AirDrop

Android appears to soon get a native feature to answer Apple’s AirDrop. The new feature, called “Nearby Sharing,” was found to be hidden within Android, after a developer managed to enable it. It would allow Android users to share files using a faster way than what you’ll get through a traditional Bluetooth connection. The Nearby Sharing feature is notably not Google’s first attempt to take on AirDrop that exists on Apple devices as an ad-hoc service for transferring files between iOS and macOS since July 2011. The search giant, in fact, tried to build its counterpart through NFC-supporting Android Beam that was discontinued in Android 10.

Android’s Nearby Sharing Feature Showcased in Video, Similar to Apple’s AirDrop