Samsung merges file sharing programme with Google

Samsung has partnered with Google to merge their file-sharing programmes into a single platform.

The move, which was announced at CES 2024 in Las Vegas, allows users to exchange pictures and files across the Android ecosystem.

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In a blog post, Google revealed the deployment of the Quick Share feature, which was launched in 2020, on devices currently using its Nearby Share function would commence next month.

According to the technology company, the partnership creates “the best default, built-in option for peer-to-peer content sharing across all types of devices in the Android and Chromebook ecosystems”.

Google explained: “You remain in control of your privacy, and can choose in your phone’s settings who can discover your device and send files, whether it’s everyone, only your contacts or just your own devices.”

Google added that it is working with PC manufacturers to expand Quick Share to Windows PCs as a pre-installed app.

The news comes as Google and Apple have recently been asked by The European Commission to clarify their risk management regarding their online platforms for purchasing apps.

Under the new regulation, Digital Services Act (DSA), tech firms across the globe are facing legal scrutiny amid the introduction of DSA, which came into force this year.