October 25, 2020

Android users might finally be closer to getting an AirDrop-like feature

Android users might finally be closer to getting an AirDrop-like feature

While it’s taken a very long time, Google might finally release its own version of Apple’s Airdrop soon. Called Nearby Sharing, the feature will allow users to quickly send and receive content between devices with the tap of a “Share” button, XDA Developers reports.

Reports have been surfacing for a while now, but in a hands-on video with XDA Developers’ Mishaal Rahman, we get to see it in action.

The feature is demonstrated between a Google Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 4 running Android 10. But, he points out that it’s also been used between a Pixel 2 XL and OnePlus 7T Pro.

So, that means the feature isn’t locked in to Pixel devices. It might be available on any Android device that comes with Google Pixel Services pre-installed on the phone. …

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