- Android Near Share, but surely soon new systems too, use WiFi Direct technology, which allows you to transmit content and share files quickly and with stability
- This AirDrop and AirPlay style transfer method in Apple ecosystems has completely revolutionized how we share content, not only on Android but also on Chromebook
As we well know, new solutions in terms of connectivity and data transfer appear all the time. In the end, many of the tasks we perform daily depend on information that is transmitted wirelessly. Thinking about the future, smart homes demand improvements in this aspect and, in a favorable context like this, we will now analyze what is WiFi Direct and how to take advantage of it 100% in your work / personal environment.
First things first, and in this case it is time to define WiFi Direct as a “point-to-point” connection between computers, which allows a much faster data transfer than that provided by Bluetooth, and with much lower latency than offered by traditional WiFi networks that work through a router.
In recent years, This technology has become popular little by little thanks to the platforms compatible with it, such as Cast Screen and Near Share, which allow us to transmit content and share files on mobile phones with the Android operating system, although this is just one of the different uses we can give them.
WiFi Direct moves data faster and with lower latency
As we explained before, the secret of success predicted for WiFi Direct in the medium and long term lies in the fact that it is capable of moving data faster and with less latency, which makes sense especially in closed spacesenabling the connection of equipment even when they are not within range of a common WiFi access point.
These direct connections will predominate in a short time for sending and receiving files, as we have seen on Android with Near Share, which activate item transfers quickly and securely.
Considering that 4K resolutions and HDR have been increasing the size of video files, for their retransmission it is essential to have a fast and stable connection, which does not cause any interference. Thanks to Wi-Fi Direct we will be able to enjoy our series in the best resolution, without microcuts.
Focusing again on the Android Near Share function, because it is the most concrete relationship that we have as users with WiFi Direct so far, simply select the option, waiting for the phone to detect other devices with support for it in its vicinity, sending it to one or moreas the case may be.
Once the smartphones that will receive the file via WiFi Direct have been selected, they will indicate that they are using that technology, and they will even show the WiFi Direct icon if the manufacturer has designed one for it.
If you are wondering about the power of this data transfer, let us tell you that entire GBs of information can be sent or received in just a minute or two, which is convenient in any situation.
In this way, soon we will forget forever about having to reduce the weight of a filemodifying and generally worsening its quality, something very common in case we wanted to share a video or image with someone.
A solution not only for mobile
But the other positive side of this tool is that it is not only limited to mobile phones, but it smooths out any possible interaction with laptops, especially, of course, with Google Chromebooks, which run Chrome OS.
Right now, it’s easier than ever to send files from Android to Chromebook with Near Sharean issue that for many merits the purchase of a computer with Chrome OS, more than anything if content is usually sent.
Additionally, WiFi Direct also makes it simpler to stream video and audio from your phone to a TV. Through its connection with dongles and services like Roku, we can send content intuitively. Those with experience with Apple’s AirPlay will notice some similarity in how they both work..