Windows 10 could get a killer feature... thanks to Samsung

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Windows 10 looks set to get a much-requested Quick Share feature in the future, thanks to Microsoft’s partnership with Samsung.

For the past few years, Microsoft and Samsung have worked together to make Windows 10 work better with Android phones – specifically Samsung handsets. And, as 9to5Google reports (opens in new tab), it looks like a new Quick Share app will be making its way to the Microsoft Store on Windows 10.

Spotted by Aggiornamenti Lumia (opens in new tab), this app will allow you to wirelessly (and quickly) share pictures, documents and other files between your Windows 10 PC and "your Galaxy phone or tablet".

Quick Share app screenshot

(Image credit: Aggiornamenti Lumia)

A Galaxy-sized catch

Easily sharing files between your PC and smartphone is a feature many Windows 10 users have been waiting for, and it’s something MacBook and iPhone users have enjoyed for some time thanks to the AirDrop feature.

So, the news that Windows 10 is finally getting a similar feature should please a lot of people. However, it seems that the feature may be restricted to people using a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet. This could mean that people with other phones will miss out.

Sadly, this has been a bit of a theme between Microsoft and Samsung’s collaboration. It’s resulted in some great new features being added to Windows 10 and the Your Phone app, but many of the best additions are exclusive to Samsung handsets.

While it makes sense for Samsung to come up with features that are exclusive to its handsets – and therefore encourages people to buy them – it’s still a shame that some brilliant Windows 10 features are not available to a large amount of users.

Hopefully, Quick Share will come to non-Samsung handsets as well. If not, it at least shows that the feature is possible to implement, so someone else may create a similar app that is available to all smartphone and Windows 10 owners.


Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.