Android’s Fast Share characteristic will get revamped settings and share sheet forward of launch
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Google’s Fast Share characteristic works rather a lot like Apple’s AirDrop, however is enabled by Google Play Services. It makes use of Bluetooth to let the units discuss to one another after which transfers information by Wi-Fi Direct.
Interestingly, Google has moved the work on Fast Share from the settings for a Google account over to Android’s Connection menu as XDA-Developers notes.
In the time since we final noticed the characteristic, Google has fleshed out the Settings menu for Fast Share with an account switcher. Further, the share sheet for Fast Share has additionally been revamped. The first time you utilize the characteristic, Google lets customers customise their gadget identify in addition to visibility.
Once it’s time to truly share a file, Fast Share then lists out close by targets. Since the characteristic isn’t completed but, Google lists demo targets together with Chromebooks, different Android telephones, Wear OS watches, and even an iPhone. Obviously, it’s unclear if all of those will really be supported.
Google additionally will get round considerations over sudden sharing by setting a PIN on the file switch. The sending interface has additionally been modified to make use of a compact interface that floats on the backside of the show whereas the receiving interface stays largely unchanged.
Hopefully, we’ll get extra particulars about this characteristic alongside the Pixel four launch.