A few days ago, the new flagship products of Oneplus, the new OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, devices full of new features, but also their first users have detected that a function is missing.
In 2016, OnePlus launched Dash File, a feature that allowed file sharing between devices using Wi-Fi Direct, but which will now be phased out in 2021 with the launch of new devices.
Nearby Share toma el relevo
The new file explorer OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro no longer integrates Dash File, and the reason is very simple. OnePlus no longer needs to have this self-developed feature thanks to Google’s “ Share with nearby ”.
Given the complaints from some users on Reddit, OnePlus made the following statement:
“To provide a smoother file transfer experience between Android devices, we have replaced the“ File Dash ”feature with the“ Near Share ”feature provided by Google. Users can go to settings, click“ Google ”, then click “Device Connections.” Users can click “Share with nearby” to transfer files. If the other device does not support nearby sharing, users can transfer files via bluetooth or other third-party applications. “
Until the launch of “ Share with Nearby ” in the summer of 2020, it made perfect sense for manufacturers to create their own solutions for wireless transfer
In the previous OnePlus, the File Manager app in its 220.127.116.11 update still keeps File Dash, but in the new OnePlus 9, with File Explorer version 18.104.22.168, this feature is no longer available. It is possible that when OnePlus updates its files app on all of its mobiles, only the “ Share with nearby ” option will be available for wireless file transfer.
Vía | XDA Developers