The info comes from XDA’s Editor-in-Chief Mishaal Rahman. However, Rahman mentions in his tweet that the plan can’t be confirmed at this second.
Google advised OEMs that Nearby Share, Google’s AirDrop-like file-sharing service, rolls out to all Android (6.0+) gadgets in August.
Can’t affirm if that is the plan as of now, however this information got here from a latest supply.
Currently in beta for some customers: https://t.co/7GMct2A9kI
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) July 17, 2020
For these unaware, Nearby Share is Google’s try to construct a standardized resolution for fast file sharing. Nearby Share might make the entire file sharing course of hassle-free as soon as it turns into broadly accessible to the lots.
Once enabled, you may entry Nearby Share from Android’s share sheet to shortly switch recordsdata to different gadgets. Google may also add a compact “Nearby” button subsequent to the Copy button within the share sheet for quicker entry.
The better part about Nearby Share needs to be when it comes to its compatibility. According to Google, Nearby Share will help all telephones working Android 6 (Marshmallow) and later. In truth, Google introduced Marshmallow again in May 2015, and therefore, the userbase of telephones working Android Marshmallow and later is critical.
Moreover, Google won’t restrict Nearby Share to Android telephones. The function is anticipated to make its strategy to Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS machines within the foreseeable future.
Considering the usability of Nearby Share, one would naturally count on the corporate to announce it in one among its keynotes. That stated, it stays to be seen if Google has plans to lastly announce the Pixel 4a subsequent month.