Copying and stealing permeates the activities of all companies that produce something. But if one try to borrow other people’s ideas and achievements are pretty neat, masking this fact by the peculiarities of the implementation, others go recklessly and did not hesitate to adapt other people’s technology under the brand products without modifications. It would seem that the Prime example – Samsung. But, despite the fact that at first Koreans diligently copied everything that Apple is doing in the last few years they have shown they can do something truly unique, even if it is reminiscent of Apple designs.
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Samsung plans to equip all smartphones Galaxy S20, which will be released next month, technology-enabled Quick Share. It is a wireless interface for data transmission between compatible devices, which is similar to Apple’s AirDrop, but, in contrast, the development of Samsung will not connect all devices of the company, and only the new, probably post-2020. Anyway, to run the technology on older devices team XDA who have access to the APK file Quick Share, failed.
How does Quick Share from Samsung
Despite the fact that Samsung was clearly inspired by it AirDrop, the company simply could not afford to just go and lick Apple’s brand develop. That is why the Koreans went ahead and tied Quick Share with the cloud. This allowed not only to use Bluetooth when transferring data, obviously, consumes less battery resources and increase the transmission speed.
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True, there are such solutions have drawbacks. First of all, this is the maximum file size. It can be in any format, but 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 to avoid increased load on servers, the company decided to set a daily limit of exchange. As a result, after the release of Quick Share through it in a day, you can upload up to 2 GB of data.
Quick Share better than AirDrop
Certainly, the idea of using the cloud are pretty innovative, considering that in the age of wireless Internet this is, firstly, will allow to increase the speed of exchange data, and, secondly, will allow Quick Share to work no matter the distance. If AirDrop requires that users are exchanging files that were at a distance of several meters from each other, the Quick Share will allow you to communicate within a single city, country and even the entire planet.
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It would seem, why to create a separate technology? But the point really is. Now we mostly use for data transmission or messengers that although convenient, but not always applicable in practice, because we all use different instant messengers, or cloud storage. The last good all except for the fact that the receiver will need to look for the desired data independently. Yes, you can send the file via the link, but in this case, the sender is required to carry out additional actions, which take time. Quick Share all these problems are exhausted. But the limit, of course, ruins everything.