Hands-On Android

Jul 9th 2020

Hands-On Android 21

Nearby Sharing Beta

Hosted by Jason Howell
Testing Android's Own AirDrop Solution
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Category: Help & How To

Google has tried local P2P file sharing before, and it never really took off. Now, Google is conducting a limited beta test of an OS-level solution called Nearby Sharing. Jason Howell has access to the beta feature and walks through what it is and how to use it.

  • How Apple handles local file sharing with AirDrop.
  • Google's first effort, Beam, never took off.
  • Which devices can use Nearby Sharing.
  • How to opt into the Play Services beta.
  • How to transfer a picture or video using Nearby Sharing.
  • A bug is present that should be addressed.

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