Due to the open source nature of Android, it is difficult for phones from different OEMs to work well with each other unless Google intervenes in Android or GMS (Google Mobile Services) to make changes. This is exactly Nearby sharing, Makes it easier to share files between different Android devices. I can’t say it works as well as Apple’s AirDrop, but Nearby Share v2.0 is getting a lot of improvements that could help close the gap.

First, in the upcoming update All mode, Share files with people in your contacts, as well as with people around you. This can be useful when you need to share something with someone you don’t know very well. To prevent this from causing security issues Temporary mode Switch back automatically contact lens 5 minutes later.

In this new version, tapping the Nearby Share quick settings tile will open a UI where you can switch between visibility options. That’s not all. Multi-user sharing is also provided, and the same files can be shared to multiple devices, but not at the same time.

A Google software engineer working on Nearby Share Reddit) All these functions 9to5Google It will be part of version 2.0. Personally, it may take some time for the update to take effect. Two additional patches are planned prior to v2.0. Yes, teams can also bring features to Chrome Desktop.