android beam on android 5.0 lollipop

Of the many features that come improved with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android Beam also has its place. Android Beam is the NFC feature of Android which allows users to share files by just tapping the Android device against another Android device.

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The existence of this feature has been spotted since Android 4.0, but the 5.0 Lollipop brings the new and improved NFC sharing feature in the form of Android Beam. What is improved in the new Android Beam, you might be wondering. It is the ease of sharing just any file to another NFC-enabled device by tapping onto it. This was lacking int he previous versions of Android beam where the users had to think first about whether or not the file type will be sent across. Simply put, stop thinking and start beaming your files!

Android Beam takes its place at the system level sharing menu in the latest Lollipop OS. This makes it easy for users to share zip files or documents by just tapping whereas previously, only image files had this liberty of getting shared through NFC. Android Police mentioned that sending of such files should be done through a Lollipop enabled device but they are comfortably able to receive on Kitkat enabled devices.

What do you think of the improved Android Beam of Android 5.0 Lollipop?  Does features like these make you more eager to have Lollipop installed on your Android device? Let us know in the comments!

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