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Google is rolling out Nearby Share to more users running the beta version of Google Play Services. The AirDrop competitor is expected to come to all devices running Android 6.0 or newer, in August.
Google has reportedly told Android OEMs that it intends to roll out Nearby Share for Android 6.0+ devices in August. The feature should also be available on Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS.
A short, 10-minute workaround gives you the goodness of the Google Play Store and Google Services on devices such as the Huawei Mate 30, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and the Huawei Honor 9X.
A new Android Beam replacement has been uncovered in new versions of Google Play Services. Fast Share uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct to share files to a range of different devices.
Earlier this week Huawei was blacklisted by the U.S. government. As a result, the company can no longer import parts from American companies. Reportedly, Google has suspended all business with Huawei.
Seven years after making its debut, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is being dropped from the list of supported API levels Google Play services. The OS is used by less than 1% of Android devices.
A new Google Play Services beta build suggests that Android Wear will go under the moniker Wear OS. The re-brand comes just months after Google merged Android Pay and Google Wallet into Google Pay.
Google has begun rolling out a new version of its Google Play Services app to supported Android devices. The roll-out that began on Thursday will prevent Google Cast from locking up your router.
Amazon's Fire Phone, which it released in 2014, was a sales disaster - but it seems it's not ready to give up on the smartphone market. The company is said to be working on multiple new 'Ice' phones.
Google has announced that it is increasing the minimum API level for Google Play services from 9 to 14, which will make Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich the oldest supported version of the OS.