In January, we reported that Google was working on its own competitor to AirDrop – a sharing service between Apple devices. Now the tool has reappeared under the name “Fast Share” in the second preview of Android 11 for developers. With that, the Mountain View company may have abandoned the nickname “Nearby Sharing”, as indicated in another rumor.
The solution was leaked in a note describing a “transfer failure between two Pixel 4 devices”, in which the target device declares that it has not received a file, although the operation has been successful. Thus, this would be an indication that Fast Share may be in internal use at Google.
Previous speculation shows that the technology would work similarly to AirDrop. Soon, the sending of documents or media between two devices would happen through Bluetooth pairing and WiFi connection.
If it is released globally, Fast Share will be a novelty in Android that would simplify the exchange of files, leaving aside the need for external apps. The leak left no clear clues as to its future, but rumors point to the possibility of a launch with Android 11.