Android Beam was one of the first implementations “consumer” of the NFC protocol, but it has never been that much useful in daily use. Maybe because it has never been documented that much and because you can do a few things: send images and Web page URLs is interesting, but not enough to make inroads into the general public.
Things will change with Lollipop. Android Beam has been redesigned in a profound way: it is now directly available as an entry in the Share menu, as if it were any app, and allows you to transfer any type of file to another device – it does not matter if it fits Lollipop or an older version . The first test, performed using as recipient a Nexus 4 with KitKat, have worked perfectly, although unfortunately the transfer may be initiated only by Lollipop.
This means that the direct transfer of files from one device to another will now be much easier. We can take a document, an APK or whatever from a file explorer, or from the gallery system and so on, click Share and select Android Beam. At that point, just to touch with one another, the back cover of the two phones and the transfer will be completed. Here are three images showing the main steps.
In short, Android 5.0 Lollipop confirms more and more like a major step forward towards ease of use for all technology enthusiasts and not. For more information and details on the news, you can follow our dedicated channel
Android 5.0 Lollipop
It finally came the official confirmation: the Lollipop Android 5.0 operating system will be made available to users in less than two weeks, more precisely, Monday, Nov. 3. To communicate directly is Google, with a note sent to developers regarding the SDK package. About the program may from time to publish their apps on Play Store, so be ready appointment with the official debut.
Everything as expected, then. On November 3 is the assumed date since the announcement of the initial Nexus Nexus 6 and 9, then will begin the distribution of updates that will bring Lollipop on the latest devices marketed by the group of Mountain View, namely the Nexus smartphone Nexus 4 and 5, as well the 2013 version of the Nexus tablet Nexus 7 and the model 10 This is the message sent out in the afternoon to bigg.
It is available for Android 5.0 SDK. You can begin to develop and test your applications on Android 5.0 by downloading the Android 5.0 Platform (API level 21). Moreover, from this moment you can publish your app aimed at Android 5.0 on Google Play Lollipop. Before Android 5.0 is made available to users on November 3rd, we recommend that you test your applications and publish every update needed on Play Store.
So begins officially at this time the countdown for the debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Twelve more days and will be able to test first hand the changes introduced by Google in the final release of the platform, after having thoroughly analyzed the features present within the Developer Preview released in the past few months: Material Design by revolutionizing the interface to the runtime system ART to enhance the performance, not to mention the technology Volta Project which aims to improve the autonomy of the devices and the deep integration with the rest of the ecosystem bigg weblog or Android Wear, Android TV, and soon Android Auto.