android q removes support for android beam

Android Q will add many new features, but it will also take away an old one – Android Beam. There’s no native replacement on the horizon, but similar functionality can be achieved by apps (including Google Files).

For those of you who don’t remember – which we’re guessing is “almost everyone” – Beam is a peer-to-peer file transfer technology. It uses NFC to do the handshaking and Bluetooth to send the data.

The Google Files app can share files over Wi-Fi

The Google Files app has the ability to share files locally over Wi-Fi. This promises speeds up to 480Mbps, well in excess…