The AirDrop equivalent for Android 11 is shown in Google Video July 15, 2020 – Posted in: Smartphone news


AirDrop, which makes it easy to exchange files between two Apple devices, is one of the best features of the Cupertino ecosystem. And the good news for Android users is that Google is working on an equivalent of this sharing system on its operating system. This new system has been mentioned several times by unofficial sources. And recently he appeared in a video that Google posted on YouTube.

This year Google has not organized an event to introduce the Android 11 beta and its new features. This beta was announced via a blog post and the company’s engineers are presenting the new features on the Android website and in videos on YouTube. In one of these presentation videos, this equivalent to AirDrop for Android 11 appeared.

A new feature to quickly share a file with a nearby device

This is a video from Artur Tsurkan, product manager of the Android UI team for conversation notifications. And on one of the slides of the presentation is a model that represents the Android sharing menu, which shows the new “Nearby” option that corresponds to AirDrop for Android.

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Because this video is about notifications and conversations, this video doesn’t say much about sharing around. As can be seen from the model, however, this option should occupy a prominent place. It is likely that Google will say more about this AirDrop equivalent during the next Android 11 beta launch or when the final version is released. In the meantime, we remind you that it is already possible to test this beta on Google Pixel smartphones, and that it can also be installed on models from other brands, including the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, and the Oppo Find X2 Pro.

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The sharing system developed by Google could coexist with other alternatives developed by the manufacturers who manufacture Android smartphones. For example, a group of Chinese manufacturers including Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi already offer an AirDrop equivalent that is interoperable between their models.