Samsung already has a pretty impressive wireless file sharing feature called Quick Share. It is fast, and it works seamlessly between Galaxy smartphones, tablets, and even laptops. But what if you want to share files with a non-Samsung Android smartphone? In that case, you can use Google’s Nearby Share feature, but it is often slower than Quick Share. A group of Android OEMs aims to fix the problem with its own file-sharing standard, and Samsung is joining that alliance.
It is being reported that Samsung has joined the Mutual Transmission Alliance (MTA) and decided to adopt its wireless file sharing feature. The group, founded by Chinese smartphone brands OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi two years ago, now also includes ASUS, Black Shark, Hisense, MEIZU, OnePlus, Realme, Samsung, and ZTE. It is possible that Samsung might integrate MTA protocols into its Quick Share feature, allowing it to seamlessly share files with smartphones and laptops made by other brands.
Mutual Transmission Alliance’s solution uses Bluetooth LE for scanning nearby compatible devices, and the actual file sharing is done via a Wi-Fi Direct-based P2P connection. Apparently, the average file sharing speed through this standard is around 20Mbps. It supports sharing of audio files, documents, images, videos, and more.
There is currently no information on when Samsung plans on rolling out the new file-sharing system, but more information could come our way over the next few months. Whether or not people start using it or stick to Google’s Nearby Share remains to be seen. Which wireless file sharing feature would you choose between the two and why?