Google’s AirDrop rival could work with Windows, Macs, Linux and ChromeOS in addition to Android

Nearby Share which will rival Apple's AirDrop may debut with Android 11. Nearby Share can be used to share content like files, links, images, videos across devices wirelessly.

By Digit NewsDesk | Published 22 Jun 2020 13:43 IST
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Nearby Share which will rival Apple's AirDrop may debut with Android 11.

  • Nearby Share can be used to share content like files, links, images, videos across devices, wirelessly.

  • A new report claims the feature will support content transfer between Windows, Linux, Macs, ChromeOS along with Android.

Google’s AirDrop rival could work with Windows, Macs, Linux and ChromeOS in addition to Android
Google’s AirDrop rival could work with Windows, Macs, Linux and ChromeOS in addition to Android

Google is working on an AirDrop rival called Nearby Share which would allow devices to share docs, files, images and more among each other. The feature is hinted to debut with Android 11 and according to a new report, Nearby Share will be a lot more inclusive than AirDrop.

A 9to5Google report claims that Nearby Share will support Android, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS and Macs in addition to Android. This is in contrast to AirDrop which only supports iOS, iPadOS and macOS for now.

The feature was found in the ChromeOS Settings app. It seems like a work-in-progress till now and the only way to enable it is via the chrome://flags feature. The description of the feature also confirms Nearby Share. It reads “Enables Nearby Sharing for sharing content between devices — Mac, Windows, Linux, ChromeOS”.

Presently, the feature doesn’t do anything right now which indicates there’s still work left to do for Google.

Nearby Share was first spotted on Android 11 in one of the developer versions. Going by the release notes, the feature may first debut on the Pixel 4 smartphones when Android 11 is finally announced. The developer preview launched in March successfully allowed the transfer of files between two Pixel 4 devices.

In other Android 11 news, OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro users can now download the Android 11 Beta 1 update and you can read more about that story here

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