Google eases file sharing between Android and iOS

Google Copresence service leak

As convenient as services like AirDrop or Android Beam may be for exchanging content between adjacent devices, they’re their platform only app service. That is very little encourage in case that you need to share photographs from your Android phone to an iPhone, or the other way around. Anyhow, Google might soon defeat that boundary. Android Police, Techaeris and Gigaom all have confirmation of Copresence, and service that would give Android and iOS devices swap content over WiFi. Supposedly, it utilizes local data (as well as Bluetooth) to set up the connection; after that, you can send folders, photographs and other data without needing to either knock devices or depend on distributed storage choices like Google Drive or Dropbox. The strategy shouldn’t need a Google account, either.

It the points of interest are exact, Copresence ought to be accessible within a matter of weeks. Having said this, you shouldn’t expect a file sharing Utopia. The feature is well on the way to be constrained to Google applications at first, and it’s presumably not going to be a system wide feature on at any rate iOS – you may mostly be fulfilled by exchanging files through a handful of programs. Still, that is superior to the walled-off sharing you likely deal to today.

It the details are accurate, Copresence should be available within a matter of weeks. Having said this, you shouldn’t expect a file sharing Utopia. The feature is most likely to be limited to Google apps at first, and it’s probably not going to be a system-wide feature on at least iOS — you may have to be satisfied with exchanging files through a handful of programs. Still, that’s better than the walled-off sharing you likely deal with today.

Android Police, Techaeris, GigaOM, 9to5Mac, The Verge

 

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