Google is now even closer to bringing a new 11 feature called ‘ Nearby Sharing ‘ with Developer Preview 2 (DP2). The feature previously referred to as “Fast Sharing” was seen on Android 11 DP2 under its original brand. According to XDA Developers in January, this was the name of the wireless sharing feature when 9to5Google first reported its existence a year ago. However, when it is officially released, it will be called “Nearby Sharing”.
Googlers may be working remotely at home right now because of the Corona virus pandemic , but they are also developing Android 11. In this last update, Android 11’s second developer preview is presented, and one of the highlighted features is a function similar to AirDrop . This feature, which provides fast sharing with close distance, does not have any problems. When used between two Pixel 4 devices, there is a problem that the file is not received even if the transfer to the receiver is successful.
As the name suggests, Nearby Sharing allows two phones to quickly transfer media files or data to each other without problems. However, it seems that there is still time to finish completely, as there are still some bug issues. Sources say, “The operation has been completed successfully, but the user interface on the device receiving the file is not receiving the file.” XDADevelopers also created a YouTube video for Nearby Sharing in January. However, at this stage, of course, Google can change its ideas at any time.
This feature is still being tested, and it’s hard to determine when it will be released since Android 11 isn’t directly linked to the release date. Google has not officially announced this feature with Android 11 DP2 . However, assuming that the error mentioned in the release notes is not deep, the enhancements may be almost over.
A major event is not expected for Google to announce the new feature. In addition to a smaller announcement, it can launch Nearby Sharing with an update to the Google Play Store . On the other hand, it can choose to hold the announcement, as it must be applied to all Android smartphones. In this case, the new feature will likely appear during the Google I / O 2020 event.