Airdrop finally arrives for Android smartphones with Google Nearby Sharing

Apple’s AirDrop is one of its ecosystem’s most useful tools. Offline wireless file sharing without head-bashing frustration - it’s been a notable missing feature on Android devices since AirDrop was first introduced to iPhones in 2013. Finally, it looks like Google has created  a solution, called Nearby Sharing. And to say it’s overdue is an understatement.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.