Google Inc. is continuously improving the functionality of the Android operating system. It’s time to replace the Android Beam file sharing feature introduced in 2011 with Android 4.0.
New information exchange system betweendevices running Android and Chrome OS, tentatively named Fast Share. At the same time, experts noted that the new system will be similar to AirDrop for devices running iOS and macOS.
Fast Share data exchange system for deviceson Android does not require an internet connection. When Bluetooth and GPS are turned on, the devices determine that they are located close to each other. After that, users enter names to select the sender and recipient, and then start the file sharing process.
For operational communication when using the functionFast Share there is an option Preferred Visibility, which allows the device to remain visible (when in the field of user reach) to quickly launch data exchange.
The new feature has already been tested on the smartphone Pixel 3 XL with the Android OS Q installed. When the innovation is available for other mobile devices, it is not reported.