Google introduces Nearby Share, which is the direct competitor to Apple’s AirDrop technology. It is a simplified way to cross-platform transfer videos, photos, audio files, documents and links between an Android cell phone or tablet and a Windows PC. Data is shared wirelessly through a Bluetooth connection.
Transferring audio, video, photos, documents, and links on Android and Windows platforms is not always easy.
There are several possible ways: via email, WeTransfer or apps that don’t always work well.
Windows PC users have long been envious of Apple fanatics with AirDrop technology, which makes it easy to send files.
Google is finally offering a more simple way to share our data with its Nearby Sharing app.
What files can be transferred using Nearby Sharing?
With Nearby Share, photos, videos, audio, files, and links can be uploaded, even if one of our screens is off.
Thanks to Bluetooth wireless connectivity, we send our content without cables. On this point, it is important to know Our computer must have Bluetooth.
In the event that our computer does not have a built-in Bluetooth key by default, we must obtain a file External bluetooth dongle.
Nearby Sharing allows us to transfer several types of files between our Android devices and our computer.
What devices are compatible with Nearby Sharing?
To be able to use Nearby Share on your Android phone or tablet, you need to have at least Android 6 on it. We are talking here about phones and tablets released since 2015.
For our computer, we must have a Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer.
How to use nearby sharing?
Want to use Nearby Share to transfer files between Android devices and computer?
We’ve written a specific column for you to show you how to do this.
How to use Google Nearby Share
Nearby Post is in demo mode
It is important to know that at the moment, Google Neighborhood sharing is in beta.
This means that there may be bugs and some features are not yet enabled. Also, the PC application is only in English.
However we can test the app now to make life easier.
With Nearby Share, the hassle of sending files from an Android mobile phone to a Windows PC is gone.
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