Android 12 may allow sharing Wi-Fi password with Google’s Nearby Share feature

by RPRNA Group

Recently, we’ve heard about one of the expected features of the upcoming Android 12 which optimizes the system storage by hibernating the unused applications. Now, new information coming which hints about another functionality of the upcoming Android operating system.

As we know, the devices running on Android 10 allows users to easily share Wi-Fi passwords in the form of QR codes through the Wi-Fi Easy Connect protocol. Although this functionality is comparatively secure and straightforward, it looks like Google is working to bring another method for sharing Wi-Fi passwords.

According to the latest information, Google is developing a more simplistic alternative to share Wi-Fi passwords, which may be exposed with the upcoming Android 12. In detail, a new submission from Google engineer Abel Tesfaye to AOSP aims to adjust the “Share Wi-Fi” page to provide a nearby sharing button.

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When this function clicked, the ‘Nearby Share’ will be activated so that the user can share the QR code with nearby peoples. Since Nearby Share can work at close range, it does not require physical contact or scanning any QR code, which means that users can share Wi-Fi passwords in different rooms.

Scanning the QR code is still a bit difficult that’s why Google is working on a new solution that allows users to use the company’s “Nearby Share” feature to share the generated QR code with others more easily.

It is still uncertain whether this feature will appear in Android 12 because this submission has not yet been merged. As per the previous reports, Google may launch the first Android 12 developer preview version in the coming month.

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