According to relevant information from the XDA Forum, Apple first introduced the AirDrop feature in iOS 7 in 2011. After continuous development, this feature is widely used in Apple iOS, iPadOS and macOS systems. AirDrop enables fast sharing between multiple devices with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, similar to wireless network transmission. It is understood that this fast and convenient transfer function has given Apple products a unique advantage for a long time.
Recently, foreign media reported that Google and Samsung are currently actively developing similar functions. In the early days, Google used NFC-specific Android Beam to achieve similar transmission functions, but due to inconvenience in use, it was eventually removed from the Android 10 system. Recently, it was reported that Google is developing a technology called “Nearby Sharing”, which is expected to be the first to be tested in Pixel phones. It is understood that the technical principle is roughly similar to AirDrop and will be officially released at the I / O developer conference on May 12th.
In addition, Samsung is also working on creating a self-developed “AirDrop”, which will appear for the first time in the latest flagship Galaxy S20. It is reported that Samsung will be equipped with an app called “Quick Share” for the Galaxy S20 series of mobile phones, which can realize fast transmission of Galaxy mobile phones at short distances. Unlike AirDrop, the software mainly uses Samsung cloud space for transmission, and there is also a 2GB data limit per day. It is expected to be released at the new Samsung launch conference on February 12.
In August 2019, a number of domestic mobile phone brands have officially established the “Internet Alliance”. Among them are Xiaomi, OPPO, vivo and other brands. How powerful will they be to create a cross-brand wireless transmission function?