One of the advantages of buying into the Apple ecosystem is that everything just seems to work so well together. Want to share a document from your iPhone to your Mac and vice versa? AirDrop. Want to automatically sync photos across your devices? iCloud. Want to copy something from your Mac and paste it into your iPad? Done.
Google’s Android platform, however, doesn’t quite offer up a similar experience, but that’s something the company wants to change. In an announcement made at CES 2022, Google revealed their plans to create a tighter and more integrated ecosystem across its products and services.
For example, Google’s answer to AirDrop called Nearby Share will be coming to Windows PCs, allowing Android users to quickly and wirelessly share files with each other. Google also announced that they will be bringing its Fast Pair feature to Windows to make it easier to connect to devices, similar to how AirPods and Apple Watches can seamlessly pair with iPhones and iPads.
We’re sure that there are going to be many Android users who will probably be able to appreciate these features when it does launch. It will be interesting to see how all of this will work out in real life and if the experience can mimic, if not be better, than what Apple already offers its users.