Android Nearby File Sharing to be Available on Chrome OS, Windows, macOS, and Linux Powered Computers

Android Nearby File Sharing to be Available on Chrome OS, Windows, macOS, and Linux Powered Computers

As you might have already heard, Google is currently working on developing a wireless file sharing app/servie that will work with pretty much every Android smartphones out there. Now new leaks suggests that the new feature may support Chrome OS, Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Some Android smartphone manufactures are already having some sort of built-in file transfer tools to make things easier. OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark, Meizu, OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi has a setup where things will somehow work together. But that’s not the case with other OEMs.

This is where Google’s new plans come into play. Nearby File Sharing by Google will be accessible in all Android smartphones irrespective of manufactures. Once introduced, users could easily transfer files wirelessly with other Android devices or computers/laptops running ChromeOS, Linux, Windows, or macOS.

This is one thing that Apple is really good at. Apple’s AirDrop is a super cool wireless transfer app that helps users to transfer anything within any Apple devices easily. If you have an iPhone, transferring files from your MacBook to iPhone and vice-versa could be done in a breeze.

As you can see from the tweet above, the option for Nearby Share has been spotted on Chromebook settings. So, one thing is for sure, we should get to see the new file transfer service from Google pretty soon.

Any Android phone with Google Apps should possibly support this. People are now using various third party apps like Shareit and Xender to do a file transfer. Once Google introduces the new service, things will change upside down.

Initially, Google named the service as Fast Share and later the company renamed it to Nearby Share. For Android users, it’s not going to be any simpler than this when it comes to wireless file transfer.

Source: XDA

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