'Nearby Share' is rolling out via Play Services

Back in the 2000s, Nokia (on Symbian) debuted the idea that one could 'tap to share' between devices. The idea was that your phone and A.N.Other device would detect each other via NFC (i.e. very close by) and then the two phones would transfer whatever it was you wanted to share using Bluetooth. All very slow by modern standards, but back in that day files were a lot smaller (e.g. a 2MP photo at a few hundred kilobytes) and the system worked after a fashion. Or you could send explicitly via Bluetooth if you and the recipient took the time to pair with each other. 


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