Google Nearby Share its Apple AirDrop-like file sharing feature for Android is set to launch sometime in August. Google Nearby Share and currently in Beta, the tool will be available for current Android users, running Android 6 and newer, over the air, reports GSMArena.
“The minimum OS version requirement falls in line with what Google has previously shared in relation to the ongoing Nearby Share beta test,” said the report.
The Android users will likely get the feature as a Play Store update package. Nearby Share is a simple and seamless file-sharing solution like Apple AirDrop. Just like AirDrop, the Google feature relies on both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
The feature will allow users to share files between Android devices quickly, easily, and wirelessly. A user can share files such as photos and videos, links, and other stuff as well.
When a device nearby wants to share with the user, a notification will appear and one can tap it to make the device visible.
AirDrop is a service for Apple iOS and macOS users, which enables the transfer of files among supported Mac computers and other iOS devices without using e-mail or a mass storage device.
To get Google Nearby Share up and running, you’ll need to sign up to be a beta tester for Google Play Services. You can do that by simply visiting the Play Store listing and opting into the beta. After that, you’ll need to wait for a bit until an update appears. Once you have the beta installed, you should see “Nearby Share” in the share sheet when sharing from apps.