Samsung Is Making Its Own AirDrop Alternative for Galaxy Devices

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Mobile with 18 Comments

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.

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.

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