Apple has an ad-hoc service, which enables the transfer of files among supported Macintosh computers and iOS devices over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, without using mail or a mass storage device. The sharing service is called AirDrop, and you have to admit that it comes in handy. It looks like a different phone company is going to have a similar service.
This company is one of the big ones, to cut to the chase, we are talking about Samsung. The alternative to Apple’s AirDrop will be available with the launching of Galaxy S20, according to XDA Developers. The alternative to AirDrop will be called Quick Share, and, based on the screenshots shared by XDA Developers, it works in a similar way too. You can instantly share files with the nearby people when the feature is on, and of course, if you leave it on all the time, you might wake up with a stranger’s photos. Up to you!
Samsung Quick Share Vs Apple AirDrop
Android vs. iOS
At the moment, Android doesn’t have a competitor against AirDrop. What Android had was an NFC-based version called Android Beam, but it stopped being part of the software with Android 10. Samsung’s app is similar, but in essence, they are not the same as having an in-built service such as AirDrop on iOS and macOS.
Features and performance
The difference between those two seems to be that to transfer data to SmartThings devices, and Quick Share will upload your file to Samsung Cloud and after downloading them on your phone storage. If it turns out to be true, then it means that Quick Share is a bit limited with a data cap of 1GB at a time, up to a maximum of 2GB a day.
It looks that Samsung is not the only company that will compete against Apple’s AirDrop. Big manufacturers from China, such as Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo, have announced that next month they will introduce a similar in-built service to their smartphones. OnePlus has a similar in-built service called FileDash, which is limited to its own devices.