Copying and theft is a common thread running through the activities of all companies that produce something. But if some try to borrow other people's ideas and developments quite carefully, masking this fact with the implementation features, others go recklessly and, without hesitation, adapt other people's technologies for branded products without changes. It would seem that Samsung is a vivid example of this. But, despite the fact that at first the Koreans diligently copied everything they do Apple, in the past few years they have shown that they are capable of doing something truly unique, even if it resembles Apple developments.
AirDrop is so convenient that now everyone wants to copy it
Samsung is going to equip all smartphones in the Galaxy S20 line, which will be released next month, with support for Quick Share technology. It is a wireless interface for transferring data between compatible devices, which is analogous to AirDrop from Apple, but, unlike it, Samsung's development will not connect all the company's devices, but only the newest ones, apparently released after 2020 of the year. In any case, the developers from the XDA team who got access to the Quick Share APK file were unable to launch the technology on older devices.
How Samsung's Quick Share Works
You cannot run Quick Share on older devices
Despite the fact that Samsung, obviously, was inspired by AirDrop, the company simply could not afford to go and lick the proprietary development like this Apple. Therefore, the Koreans went further and connected Quick Share to the cloud. This allowed not only not to use Bluetooth when transferring data, obviously, consuming less battery resources, but also to increase the transfer speed.
True, this solution has its drawbacks. First of all, this is the maximum file size. It can be of any format, but it should weigh no more than 1 GB. But that's not all. Due to the fact that Samsung uses its own data centers for data transfer in order to avoid the increased load on servers, the company decided to set a daily exchange limit. As a result, after the release of Quick Share, no more than 2 GB of data can be transferred through it per day.
Why Quick Share is better than AirDrop
Of course, the idea of using the cloud is quite innovative, given that in the era of wireless Internet, this, firstly, will increase the speed of data exchange, and, secondly, will allow Quick Share to work regardless of distance. If AirDrop requires file sharing users to be within a few meters of each other, Quick Share lets you share data within a city, country, or even an entire planet.
It would seem, why create a separate technology for this? But this really makes sense. Now we mainly use messengers for data transfer, which, although convenient, is far from always applicable in practice, because we all use different messengers or cloud storage. The latter are good for everyone, with the only exception that the recipient needs to search for the necessary data in them on their own. Yes, you can send a file using a link, but in this case, the sender is required to perform additional actions that take time. With Quick Share, all these problems are settled. But the limit, of course, spoils everything.