Google is working on a new sharing feature within Android Q, called Fast Share, which is essentially Apple AirDrop for Android users.
With Fast Share, it looks as though you8217;ll be able to use to detect your friends and family8217;s devices in the vicinity, and then send them the files directly. No internet connection required.
The former of those is primarily an app for managing files and storage on an Android phone.
While having that as its main purpose, it also has the option to quickly send and receive files via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi directly between devices nearby. The other user does need to have the app installed as well in order to do this.
The Nearby Bluetooth feature has been around for a couple of years now, and has been the easiest way to set up Bluetooth headphones or Google Cast devices.
Automatically, a pop-up appears on the phone8217;s drop-down shade, showing that it has detected a pair of Bluetooth earphones ready to connect to. It was first shown off with the Pixel Buds.
By combining these two features, Google is creating an Android version of Apple8217;s AirDrop, which lets you send files and information between nearby devices. It works across iPhones, iPads and Mac.
So far, it8217;s not a default enable feature in Android Q, but it appears as though Google is at least testing it, perhaps ready for when Android Q is officially released later this year, or when the next generation of Pixels arrives.