AirDrop is an incredibly popular feature on the iPhone that makes file sharing really easy. We have already seen companies like Microsoft introduce a feature similar to AirDrop, with Google and others expected to do the same.
And now, Samsung is the latest company working on its own version of AirDrop. The company is reportedly working on an AirDrop alternative for Galaxy devices, reports XDADevelopers.
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The new feature, titled Quick Share, is pretty much like AirDrop. When enabled, you can share files from your phone to other nearby Galaxy devices as long as they have the feature turned on. You can also choose who gets to share files with you, and limit file sharing to your contacts only, or let anyone share files with you.
Unlike AirDrop, though, Quick Share actually uploads the file you want to share to Samsung’s cloud temporarily, and the device on the receiving end downloads it from the cloud in order to complete the transfer. The feature allows users to send up 1GB at a time, but you are only limited to sharing a total of 2GB worth of files every day. And that’s probably because the feature uses Samsung’s cloud.
The new feature is expected to launch on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S20 line.
<p>Is AirDrop really incredibly popular?</p><p><br></p><p>I've used it about three times since it was unveiled all those years ago. I can't think of anybody else I know who would use it.</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#515347">In reply to Mehedi:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>I never said it did. You were the one who wrote it was incredibly popular, without providing any evidence as to how you reached that conclusion. :)</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#515367">In reply to duncanator:</a></em></blockquote><p>I have no doubt there are people using it. It's the kind of techie feature that I'd expect a relatively small number of people have found a solid reason to use. It's not something I would expect to be "incredibly popular" though among iPhone users.</p>