Google’s Version of Air Drop Finally Makes its Way to Beta Testing

Android has managed to become a real contender in the world of smartphone operating systems over the years, but in some ways people consider it to still be more or less inferior to iOS and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that it doesn’t have some of the unique features that iOS has, features that are often quite useful. One of these features is AirDrop, a feature that Apple users end up utilizing quite often for obvious reasons.

Google was well aware of the lack of this feature in Android and it had started working on a similar feature of their own dubbed Nearby Sharing a few years ago. However, it is important to note that this feature has not yet been widely released because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up causing a lot of security issues which it definitely did resulting in potential lost data and the like along with hacks among other security issues all of which would have been a real disaster for Google if users had had to go through any of it.

With all of that having been said and out of the way, Google informed AP, that Nearby Sharing is finally ready for beta testing. While the testing field is currently quite small, the fact that a select group of users might now be able to figure out a way to send items and data to each other using an Airdrop like feature will help the wider Android using community figure out a way in which they can better understand the feature as well. Only time will tell whether or not this test run would end up working in Google’s favor, but seeing as how conscious the tech giant has been so far it’s fair to say that the likelihood of a wider rollout is greater than ever now.



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