The American corporation Google is one of the largest and most well-known brands in the world, and this was possible to gain wide popularity largely due to the proprietary operating system for smartphones, tablets, and at the same time concurrently for many other electronic devices from various categories. The company is trying to do everything possible in order to fully justify the hopes placed on it, and for this purpose all means and methods are used. It came to the point that this corporation decided to release the Android 12 operating system, adding to such a new feature that many have long dreamed of. The latest firmware has already fallen into the hands of developers from the XDA Developers forum.
As users from this resource assure, the other day, that is, in mid-January 2020, Google released an alpha version of the Android 12 operating system, adding a new extremely useful feature to it. We are talking about an analogue of AirDrop from Apple, which has long been seen in the products of the Apple Corporation. Using this technology, users can transfer various data without connecting to the Internet at a distance of 25 meters from each other, doing this at a very high speed. The primary pairing of the two devices is through Bluetooth, then, after that, the Wi-Fi Direct protocol is turned on and the information is transmitted through it, and at extremely high speed, due to which 1 GB is transferred literally in 20 – 30 seconds, that is, very quickly.
This technology appeared in Apple products back in the days of OS X Lion (macOS) and iOS 7, which came out many years ago. In practice, this means that the owners of the iPhone, iPad and Mac can use this technology for as many years as the owners of smartphones from other manufacturers, its full-fledged public counterpart will only be available this year, and this will happen with the release of the Android 12 operating system So far, the new feature is called Nearby Sharing, but it may be that the search giant will rename it by the time it is released. The new function works similar to AirDrop, allowing you to first establish a connection via Bluetooth, and then activate instant data transfer via Wi-Fi Direct. The new option will be available on all smartphones that upgrade to the new OS.
It is expected that all ordinary users will be able to fully test its work in the first half of March 2020, that is, approximately two months later, when Google releases the first public version of Android 12 for smartphones and tablets, while a full presentation of this operating system will take place in May. It is expected that the new OS will bring with it not only the Nearby Sharing function, but also a number of others that will make the user experience using any electronic devices based on such a platform much better in all respects than ever before until this very moment. It remains only to wait for its release, with which the analogue of AirDrop will be publicly available on phones from all manufacturers.
Earlier it became known that the Chinese corporations Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo launched a new technology for the wireless transfer of any files.