Samsung copies Apple again with AirDrop clone

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Samsung Quick Share is an AirDrop ripoff.
Samsung’s Quick Share is just like a feature iPhones have had since iOS 7.
Photo: Samsung

Quick Share, a highlight of Samsung’s latest handsets, is a feature iPhone owners have been using for over 8 years.  The Galaxy S20 and other new models from this company can wirelessly send files directly between two devices… just like Apple’s AirDrop.

Samsung Quick Share vs. Apple AirDrop

AirDrop enables iPhone, iPad and Mac users to directly transmit files between their devices, as long as they are close to each other. It’s not necessary to email them, or use some other kludgy method.

Samsung liked the idea so much it built its own version.

A major difference between these two is availability. AirDrop debuted in 2011 with iOS 7, and every iPhone made since then has access to it. The system also works on iPad and Macs. By contrast, Samsung warns that Quick Share is “only available for Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra 5G.”

But Samsung did build in an additional feature. “You can select and share with up to 5 friends at the same time,” the company promises. AirDrop offers person-to-person transfers between two devices at a time, but no more.

And it seems Google understands the advantages of AirDrop too. It’s reportedly working on its own AirDrop clone called Fast Share.

Source: Samsung