Google needs you to simply share information between Android and iOS
As useful as providers like AirDrop or Android Beam could also be for shuffling content material between close by units, they’re platform-unique. That is not a lot assist if you wish to share photographs out of your Android telephone to an iPhone, or vice versa. Nevertheless, Google might quickly overcome that barrier. Android Police, Techaeris and GigaOM all have proof of Copresence, a service that may let Android and iOS units swap content material over WiFi. Reportedly, it makes use of location knowledge (together with Bluetooth) to arrange the connection; after that, you’ll be able to ship instructions, pictures and different information with out having to both bump units or depend on cloud storage choices like Google Drive or Dropbox. The method should not require a Google account, both.
It the small print are correct, Copresence must be obtainable inside a matter of weeks. Having stated this, you should not anticipate a file sharing Utopia. The function is probably to be restricted to Google apps at first, and it is in all probability not going to be a system-large function on a minimum of iOS — you might have to be glad with exchanging information by way of a handful of packages. Nonetheless, that is higher than the walled-off sharing you probably cope with at the moment.