BitTorrent wants to make one-off file sharing across local networks as well as the internet easier with a new tool that aims to take on Apple’s AirDrop. The company is currently working on a simple sharing tool that is supposed to help users quickly share files between mobile devices, said BitTorrent’s VP of product management Erik Pounds during an interview Monday.
“It’s great if you are only two people and both have iPhones,” Pounds said about AirDrop. However, it’s impossible to use AirDrop to share data with Android and Windows Phone devices, and sharing between multiple devices slows down the protocol. BitTorrent’s tool on the other hand will be cross-platform, Pounds explained, and actually speed up with more people participating, thanks to its P2P architecture.
[company]BitTorrent[/company] plans to begin testing the new tool soon, and then release to a wider audience in the first half of 2015 It is based on…
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