Samsung To Debut AirDrop Competitor Alongside Galaxy S20

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Samsung Galaxy S20 is coming out with a Quick Share which is an AirDrop

This was according to a report by XDA Developers. Screenshots of the device show that it will work the same way an AirDrop works which allows you to instantly share files with people nearby so long as their device has Quick Share turned on. Samsung’s Quick Share feature will also offer similar functionality on Galaxy phones.

The most interesting thing is that you can restrict the numbers of people who send files to just people in your contacts so you will not be bugged by people’s messages. Quick Share also lets you transfer data to SmartThings devices. To do so, the device uploads your file to Samsung Cloud after which it downloads it on the device itself.

The tech giant is however not the only Android manufacturer working on an AirDrop competitor. Three of China’s biggest smartphone manufacturers Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo as of last year, announced that they are working on a peer-to-peer transfer protocol that will work across their devices which will be launched next month.

Peer-to-peer computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads between peers. They are equally privileged, equipotent participants in the application and are said to form a peer-to-peer network of nodes

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is expected to launch on the 11th of February, where Quick Share details will be released. According to XDA Developers says the feature is likely to come to all devices launching with One UI 2.1 or later. They also speculated that it may end up on older Samsung devices in time.

 

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