IOS has many features that make it a solid operating system. Now look at the Airdrop feature itself that helps iOS users to easily transfer local data in between iOS devices at high speed. On the other hand, Android has no such universal feature exist so far. Currently, different Android Smartphone companies have their own different file sharing services to transfer local data from one device to another. For example, OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and Meizu have together created a separate cross platform file sharing service for themselves. Samsung and Huawei have their own separate file sharing services. But there are still many Smartphone companies who have not created any of their own file sharing services instead have to depend on other file sharing services. However, a year ago, we told you that Google is working on a universal file sharing service for Android, which will transfer local data from one Android device to another Android device at high speed via Bluetooth or WIFI. The name of that feature has now been changed to Nearby Share and currently it is available in some Android devices. This feature in future, however, is going to be injected into Android devices through Google Play Services.
Earlier this year, Mishaal Rahman of XDA Developers showed people through a video how Google’s Nearby Share feature works. He tested this feature in between Google Pixel 2 XL and Google Pixel 4. Below I have shared the same video.
Now recently a new fact has been revealed in which it has been seen that soon users will be able to use the Nearby Share feature in between Android, Chrome OS, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux as well. Last week, a commit was merged in Chromium Gerrit reveals this feature is coming to Chrome OS. Apart from this, one more commit has been submitted recently in the Chromium Gerrit that reveals this feature will also work among other operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS and Linux. However, this commit has not been merged yet.
Apart from this, Mishaal Rahman has recently shared a tweet in which he has shown how this feature is being seen in Pixel 3a XL and Android 11 Beta 1.
From all this, one thing is certain that Google’s Nearby Share is going to be better than Apple’s Airdrop in many aspects. For example, this feature will not work only in between Android to Android but in between other operating systems too. For now, let’s see when Google will turn on this feature for all of us and in between we will update you able the same as soon as we get any new information.