A native system was introduced by Google for quickly sharing links, text, and images across its devices in the month of August. Nearby Share will soon be letting you send Android applications to people near you.
The process begins with the sender making a visit to the “Manage Apps & Games” page in the Google Play Store and opening the new “Share Apps” menu. They will be presented with a list of applications found “on this device” and can filter through them.
On the other end, recipients have to accept the incoming applications with transfer speeds even faster than a regular download.
This expansion of Nearby Share has been billed as a way to send and receive Android apps without a cellular connection or Wi-Fi. Peer-to-peer sharing will be helping those with capped plans save data, while other users with slow speeds will also benefit.
It could potentially lead to more discovery in person, especially with big games. Hopefully, this method will also be working with the app updates.
There are already a bunch of P2P solutions, including the Files app by Google, but this Play Store method looks to be a lot more straightforward and familiar to use.
Namely, it does away with the file management. The tech giant has been laying the groundwork for this feature since the year 2018, and it is now nearing a worldwide launch.
Google: Soon You Can Send And Receive Apps Via Nearby Share
Google says this capability is a part of an “upcoming update” that will be made available in the “coming weeks.” Chromebook support was pegged as something in the works for Nearby Share. The Android team today also announced:
- Google Maps will be letting you pin frequent destinations, transit routes in the new ‘Go’ tab
- Android Auto expands up to 36 countries across Europe and beyond; here’s the full list
- Gboard’s ’emoji kitchen’ is developing w/ 14,000+ sticker combinations
- Android ‘Voice Access’ natural language features extend to older versions in beta
- Google wants to offer an audio version of every book with auto-generated narrators
This was the list of the latest updates that have been recently announced by the tech giant. We will be updating you with the latest updates and information related to them on our website as soon as we get any official update. Till then, stay tuned to our website.