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First Look at Nearby Sharing – Google’s AirDrop Clone for Android

Apple's AirDrop feature has become synonymous with ecosystem synergy, as it makes the task of transferring files across Apple devices a trivial affair, eliminating the need to rely on any third-party solutions. In this area, Android has lagged behind, because the open-source OS has had to rely on third-party solutions to accomplish the task of...

Exclusive: Quick Share is Samsung’s alternative to AirDrop for Galaxy phones

Competition is huge in the phone industry, as we all know. Previously, the competition used to be restricted to hardware and who could have the best hardware, but we've progressed from that era. The area of real competition now is with software, and the software experience can now make or break purchase decisions, as companies...

Fast Share, Google’s upcoming AirDrop-like service, gets renamed to Nearby Sharing ahead of release

One of the things that "just works" within Apple's ecosystem is AirDrop, the file-sharing solution available on iOS and macOS, allowing users to quickly share files with each other without needing to rely on any third-party apps. Android had an NFC-based solution in the form of Android Beam, but the feature was deprecated entirely in...