Google has been following what Android users need and ask for. These are the features that are often put on the next versions of your mobile operating system.
In some special cases, these features appear more quickly. That’s what will happen with Nearby Share, which may arrive very soon and on a very large batch of Android smartphones.
Nearby Share may arrive soon
The wait for Nearby Share on Android has been long. This Google sharing service has been around for many months and promises to be a simple and quick way to send or receive files between smartphones and other devices.
Although not yet officially launched, Nearby Share is already being tested on smartphones for a limited set of users. Those who are in the beta version of Google Play Services are already seeing this new sharing option.
Google has news for smartphones
Now, and according to information shared, there are news in this field, which will be important for users. According to what was known, Google has already started alerting its OEM partners that Nearby Share is due to arrive soon.
It will be already in the next month of August, still without a precise day, that this functionality should be launched. It will appear as an update to Google Play Services and will be automatically installed on Android smartphones.
Google told OEMs that Nearby Share, Google's AirDrop-like file-sharing service, rolls out to all Android (6.0+) devices in August.
Can't confirm if that's the plan as of now, but this info came from a recent source.
Currently in beta for some users: https://t.co/7GMct2A9kI
- Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) July 17, 2020
Many versions of Android will be supported
Another equally excellent news is that it will be supported by a wide range of smartphones. The existing information reveals that Android 6 will be the minimum version for Nearby Share to be supported. So these smartphones and the latest ones are supported.
This is great news for users and their equipment. This novelty arrives within days and will give Android smartphones the ability to share files and text between devices in a simple, fast and secure way.