Jul 9th 2020
Hands-On Android 21
Nearby Sharing Beta
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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