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Episode from the podcastHands-On Android (Audio)

HOA 21: Nearby Sharing Beta - Testing Android's Own AirDrop Solution

Released Thursday, 9th July 2020
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Google has tried local P2P file sharing before, and it never really took off. Now, Google is conducting a limited beta test of an OS-level solution called Nearby Sharing. Jason Howell has access to the beta feature and walks through what it is and how to use it.

  • How Apple handles local file sharing with AirDrop.

  • Google's first effort, Beam, never took off.

  • Which devices can use Nearby Sharing.

  • How to opt into the Play Services beta.

  • How to transfer a picture or video using Nearby Sharing.

  • A bug is present that should be addressed.


Host: Jason Howell

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