June 15, 2024

A couple of weeks in the past, there have been experiences of Google doubtlessly partnering with Samsung to merge Close by Share and Fast Share, and rebranding the previous to the latter. It seems all of the experiences had been true as Google has formally introduced the merger, and Close by Share is now referred to as Fast Share. Right here’s the whole lot you could learn about Fast Share on Android.

For these unaware, Close by Share has been part of Android for nearly 4 years now, and it’s used to switch information from one Android gadget to a different over Wi-Fi, i.e. in the event that they each help the protocol. Close by Share is accessible on all comparatively trendy units, together with Samsung telephones. Nevertheless, Samsung telephones additionally help “Fast Share,” which was Samsung’s personal implementation of file sharing that solely works with different Samsung units.

Merging Close by Share and Fast Share would permit Android customers, no matter their gadget make, to share information with none hiccups, making the expertise extra cohesive.

In keeping with Mishaal Rahman, Samsung’s Fast Share SDK now runs Google’s Close by Share SDK collectively to permit all Close by Share-enabled units to look within the Fast Share menu.

Amongst different issues, Google additionally introduced Quick Pair help for Chromecasts with Google TV and is reportedly additionally engaged on a “Forged to Units Close by” characteristic, showcased at CES 2023. It could permit you to seamlessly switch media playback from Pixel Professional telephones to the Pixel Pill when the latter is docked.

It appears to be like like Google’s going huge on ecosystem options, one thing that Android has lacked for years. Google additionally added they’re working with PC producers equivalent to LG to bundle their Fast Share Home windows consumer into their units.

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