Fast Share has a new app from Google, which should enable you to exchange data without an internet connection. The Apple counterpart is called AirDrop.
the essentials in brief
- Fast Share is to allow the exchange of data between Android and iOS.
- The transfer uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi – without an internet connection.
Fast Share is the name of the new app that allows Android devices to share data without an Internet connection. The app comes from Google itself and serves as a replacement for the soon-to-be-unsupported Android Beam app.
The competing product from Apple, AirDrop, thus gets a new comrade. Unlike Beam, Fast Share does not require NFC for transmission. As reported by “xda-developers,” Bluetooth uses the connection and switches to direct Wi-Fi for transfer, just like AirDrop.
As the first screenshots of the app are taken, it is also likely that the app also appears for iPhones.
When and for which versions Fast Share should be published, Google has not yet communicated. It is assumed that the release is done with Android 10.