Google has developed an Airdrop-like file-sharing service for Android,media reported. Despite multiple leaks, the company has yet to announce its new local file-sharing service. This has led many Android OEMs, such as Samsung, OPPO, OnePlus, Realme, Xiaomi, and others, to launch their own fast file sharing protocols. However, it seems that Google’s file-sharing service has one key advantage over other protocols: it can run on PCs running Windows, macOS, Linux and even Chrome OS.
Although Google’s file-sharing service was originally called Fast Share, it was eventually renamed Nearby Share late in the development process. According to some of the information recently submitted in Chromium Gerrit, Nearby Share can run on all computers with Chrome installed. The Nearby Share option is now on the chromebook, further suggesting that Google will use Chrome to bring nearby sharing to Android devices.
It follows news that Google plans to roll out the feature to almost all Android devices in a short time with an upgrade to Google Play Services. However, Google has not said when it will launch Nearby Share, as it appears to be still in development.