Samsung launches Dropship for easier cross-platform sharing

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Robert Triggs / Android Authority

TL;DR

  • Samsung Korea has announced a new Good Lock module called Dropship.
  • This tool enables easier file-sharing across Android, iOS, and the web.
  • It does have a few significant limitations, though.

Android devices have Nearby Share and interoperable OEM-branded solutions for file sharing, but sharing across platforms is a bit of a challenge. Now, Samsung has announced a new Good Lock module dubbed Dropship.

The module, available as a beta version via the Galaxy Store, enables more seamless file sharing across Android, iOS, and the web. In saying so, this seems to be a data-driven approach rather than using Bluetooth and local Wi-Fi like Nearby Share and AirDrop. So it isn’t ideal if you don’t have much mobile data or if you’re in an area without connectivity.

In any event, you can create your own link or QR code for sharing, while also setting options like a validity period for the link/code.

There are a few limitations for Dropship though, starting with the One UI 5 requirement for now. The module is currently restricted to Korea too, so you’ll need to wait for Samsung to release it in more markets. Otherwise, you’re also limited to 5GB of transfers per day. Sending files also requires a Samsung account, although you don’t need an account to receive files.

Between the aforementioned transfer limit and internet connectivity requirements, it doesn’t seem like Dropship is going to replace Nearby Share or Quick Share anytime soon. But this could still be a handy tool if you need to share files with PC and iOS users.

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