Google Nearby Share app was previously brought to the Windows systems only for the testers. But now, the tech giant has also extended the support for general users and rolled out the public version. The application works similarly to the AirDrop feature available for Apple devices that helps users share any files in a few taps wirelessly.
Android smartphone users can share or receive files from Windows PC and vice versa using the Nearby Share. The testing for the application which took place earlier had more than 1.7 million people participate and take advantage of this file-sharing service. Finally, Google has started rolling out the stable version which minimizes issues and provides a swift experience.
As the name suggests, Nearby Share is a well-made and easy-to-navigate application that helps to share all kinds of files in no time. The feature will make use of the available tools like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for transferring files. The interface has minimal details that don’t complicate the process and make the process of transferring files much simpler.
Google Nearby Share Public Stable Version Released for Windows PC
Apart from the launch of the full application, Nearby Share has provided additional improvements for its support on Windows PC. The application can show you the preview of the image that you will receive from the other end before the transfer.
Furthermore, the service shows an accurate estimation of the time taken for the transfer to complete. It makes sense and removes the need of guessing the time needed to finish the transfer.
In other news, Google is making efforts to bring Nearby Share as an in-built application on Windows systems. The tech giant has collaborated with certain OEMs that include Windows OS on their systems to bring the Nearby Share as a pre-installed feature. Recently, HP Dragon Fly Pro and a few of the Chromebook laptops from the same have included the feature as pre-installed.
This new move will make a huge wave as sharing and transferring files has always been a hassle for cross-platform devices. Windows never had the flexibility of wirelessly sharing files as efficiently as Apple devices make things work. However, the new update will make Android users a dedicated feature baked into the operating system for faster transfers.
The inclusion of Nearby Share on Windows comes as a letdown for Microsoft as users will switch to Google’s service instead of the native app. The native nearby sharing functionality from Microsoft was lying around for quite a lot of time on Windows 10 and 11. Microsoft hasn’t made the right efforts in expanding the feature. Thus, Google has taken over the chance of bringing a reliable transferring experience with its Nearby Sharing.