Google’s Bringing Its Apple AirDrop Rival to Linux, Windows, and Mac

AirDrop has long been a feature that many praised for how convenient it made content sharing between Apple devices, and now it looks like Google doesn’t want to be ignored either.

While Nearby Share is already available on Android, Google is targeting an expansion that has the potential of making this feature a widely-used feature for everyone owning a device running its mobile operating system.

More specifically, Nearby Share could expand beyond Android devices and also go live on Windows, Linux, macOS, and Chrome OS, all thanks to Chrome integration.

Already part of Chrome Canary

In other words, Nearby Share will be part of the Google Chrome browser feature lineup, taking care of the whole sharing thing regardless of the platform. According to a recent discovery shared by Dinsan Francis of ChromeStory, the feature has already been implemented in the Canary version of Google Ch… (read more)

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