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Google renamed airdrop like quick sharing to nearby sharing

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/1/14 11:14:08     readed:1309

In Apple's IOS and Mac OS ecosystems, airdrop is a very efficient and fast sharing scheme. Unfortunately, in the Android ecosystem, there has been a lack of official sharing solutions from Google. Users can either use the sharing scheme of the same brand smart machine manufacturer, or implement it through the third-party app.In June 2019, Google was found developing its own fast sharing solution. But now it has renamed the service nearby sharing.


(Title viaXDA-Developers)

Nearby share (also known as quick share) uses Bluetooth to initiate handshake, and then transfers files via Wi Fi direct connection. Compared with Android beam, it can transfer large files faster.


Google hasn't officially announced the feature, but it has been quietly developed for a long time behind the scenes. After its first exposure in September 2019, its position in the settings menu has been modified.

In November 2019, mishaal found that it had a new icon and user interface (UI). Now, in Google play service v20.1.03, Google changed the name of "quick share" to "nearby share".


Interestingly, according to the text at the bottom, the two devices must be placed within one foot to successfully initiate sharing.

It is not clear when Google will officially release the "nearby sharing" function, but I believe it should not take too long.

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