Thursday, November 26

Nearby Sharing

Apps & Games, Google, Nearby Sharing, News, Play Store

Nearby Sharing is rolling out to more users after briefly disappearing

It looks like Google’s Nearby Sharing is finally getting a wider rollout. After reports indicated Nearby Sharing vanished for some people, it now seems that the feature is appearing on even more devices than before. According to 9to5Google, more people on the beta version of Google Play Services have the feature. However, MobileSyrup’s Jon Lamont has the feature on his Pixel 4, but isn’t part of the Play Services beta, although his Pixel is on the Android 11 beta. Nearby Sharing is a functionality that allows users to share things with other Android devices that’s near them. The feature works similar to Apple’s AirDrop. To get the feature you’ll first need to sign up for the Play Services beta. Following that, you can check if you ...
Apps & Games, Chrome OS, Google, Nearby Sharing, News

Nearby Sharing now live in latest Chrome OS Canary build

Just a few weeks after reports indicated Google was developing its Nearby Sharing feature for Chrome, Chrome Story now has it working. Nearby Sharing, for the unfamiliar, is a new wireless function for sharing content between devices. It works similarly to Apple’s popular AirDrop service. Initially, it looked like Google was developing Nearby Sharing specifically for Android. However, it’s now clear the search giant’s ambitions go much further. By bundling Nearby Sharing in Chrome, it also means the feature will work across Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS — assuming, of course, you have Chrome installed. Chrome Story reports it was able to get Nearby Sharing on a Chromebook by enabling a flag in the current Canary channel build...