One of the most well-known features of Apple is its wireless file transfer which is known as the AirDrop. This feature has been doing the rounds since three years now and uses both Bluetooth and Internet to transfer images, videos as well as other files within seconds between iPhones.
Google has already tried its hand to implement this feature with Android Beam in the past but that didn’t work out too well. Now, Samsung is trying to bring a similar feature in its smartphones, as per the latest screenshots which were shared by a leakster named Max Winebach on Twitter and XDA Developers website.
Now, as was seen in the images, this feature is called ‘Quick Share’. The one-line description says ‘Share instantly with people nearby’. It goes on to add that the receiver should also have this feature enabled in his/her device in order to make it work. Hence, this seems to be a feature which will be limited to Samsung smartphones. We are not yet sure if this feature will be rolled out to other older Samsung handsets or not.
Samsung’s ‘Quick Share’ will also pop up in the sharing options where you also get the option to post on Facebook, Twitter as well as other apps. Hence, users will also get the option to allow only Contacts to share files with them.
There are other screenshots which suggest that Samsung is not simply mimicking Apple’s AirDrop feature but it is also adding its ‘Samsung Cloud’ in the mix. The description mentioned in the screenshot states “You can send files to supported SmartThings devices. Files will be temporarily uploaded to Samsung Cloud, then streamed to the device. Make sure the device is turned on before you send.” It has also been mentioned that users can send upto 1GB file at a time and a maximum of 2GBs in a day.