At CES 2024 in Las Vegas, Google dropped significant news about Android, including a partnership with Samsung. The merge combines Nearby Share with Samsung’s Quick Share, making it the new default file-sharing system across Android and Chrome OS devices.
The Unveiling of Enhanced Quick Share
The updated Quick Share, featuring a fresh logo, is set to launch next month as part of the Google Play System update. Google promises a seamless experience, inheriting the best features from both Nearby Share and Quick Share. This means efficient sharing of documents, files, images, links, text, and videos between Android and Chrome OS devices.
Expanded Compatibility to Windows and Collaboration with LG
Google extends the reach of Nearby Share for Windows, allowing file sharing with computers running Windows 10 or Windows 11. While the current version lacks support for ARM processors, Google hints at potential updates to include compatibility with ARM chips.
User-Centric Features and Privacy Settings
Quick Share continues to uphold user privacy, allowing individuals to customize file-sharing permissions. Users can choose to share files exclusively with contacts, everyone nearby, or maintain strict exclusivity.