What you need to know
- Samsung's Quick Share is reportedly set to arrive on Windows 10.
- The app lets you share files, photos, and other content through Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth.
- It's not clear at this point if Quick Share will be limited to certain Windows 10 PCs.
Apple's AirDrop is an incredibly handy feature that lets you easily share content across devices. Unsurprisingly, many manufacturers have tried to replicate AirDrop, including Samsung. The Quick Share feature works on devices like the Galaxy S20 and allows you to quickly and easily share content between devices. Now, the feature appears to be on its way to Windows 10 in the form of an app.
A report from Aggiornamenti Lumia states that a Quick Share app is coming to Windows 10 PCs. The report has a screenshot of the Microsoft Store listing for Quick Share.
A Samsung support document (opens in new tab) specifies a few requirements for Quick Share on phones.
- Sending device must be a Galaxy with Android 10 OS.
- Receiving device must support Wifi-direct
- Wi-fi must be turned on
It's unclear at this time what the PC requirements for the Quick Share app on Windows 10 will be or if it will be exclusive to certain hardware.
Aggiornamenti Lumia does not know of an official release date for Quick Share at this time and suspects that when it does launch, it could initially be released only in the U.S.
The report from Aggiornamenti Lumia also states that a Samsung Free app is on its way to Windows 10. The app is for watching TV shows, reading articles, and playing games.
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Is there any ETA? I would love to do this with video clips from my phone to my computer. Bluetooth is too slow. Waiting for OneDrive to update is too slow. I used to use the SD card to novel, but Samsung went full Apple and ruined that with the S21U. Thanks, Samsung. Speaking of...it would be awesome if Sammy made some external drive that we could Quick Share too.
Really? I don't have a problem with OneDrive at all. Usually up in a few seconds unless it's something like a video or something
Having W10 nearby sharing available on android would be a better option IMO, as it would work for all phones.
I know there's onedrive for that, be it would give an option without using distant servers.
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