Mobile devices offer a variety of opportunities to share content with friends and loved ones, no matter where we are. The Android ecosystem for years has provided the ability to share content with people close to you.
For example, is Android Beam, which used NFC technology to provide connections between devices. Content sharing methods of this type usually require the installation of an external application. Therefore, Google has long been experimenting with a simpler and more universal solution to the problem.
Now the final version of the Nearby Share option is available to all users, so the option is no longer in beta, reports Droid-Life.
The distribution will take place in several stages and the company promises support of up to several weeks for all smartphones running Android 6.0 or higher.
In fact, Nearby Share was created with the idea of establishing a direct connection between two devices, which facilitates the sharing of documents, content or files. This makes it easy to share a variety of content such as photos, videos, links and other documents.
Transfer information is done via Bluetooth, low power Bluetooth, WebRTC or Peer-to-Peer WiFi. The other advantage of the feature is that it does not require internet and can be used when users are offline.
The connection between the smartphones is encrypted, giving Google full control over the information shared with each user.