Android gets “Nearby Share”, its own version of Apple’s AirDrop

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After reportedly “years in development”, Android users will finally be able to transfer files across nearby devices using “Nearby Share”, the OS’s version of Apple’s AirDrop.

Google says the feature will come to select Android phones first before becoming available to “thousands” of different models.

“Nearby Share” will allow Android users to quickly send files to devices around them, similar to what Apple users can do with AirDrop.

Much like Apple’s sharing tool, Nearby Share will not require the other person’s contact information, making it quicker to share files.

The feature will work both on and offline, using several sending methods, including peer-to-peer WiFi and Bluetooth.

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