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Enjoy blazing fast Wi-Fi Direct file transfers with SuperBeam

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Enjoy blazing fast Wi-Fi Direct file transfers with SuperBeam
Ever since infrared ports started appearing on cell phones, people have been exchanging data of all kinds - contacts, images, ringtones, and what not. Today, we tend to upload stuff straight to the web, be it onto a social network or into the cloud. But what are one's options if they need a bunch of files copied onto a nearby device wirelessly, and transferring them over the internet isn't an option? Well, there's always Bluetooth, but such transfers can be slow. Thankfully, many modern smartphones are now compatible with the much faster Wi-Fi Direct standard, and SuperBeam is an Android app that lets you take advantage of it.

SuperBeam is an application that allows you to transfer one or several files onto another device at Wi-Fi data speeds. Think rates in the tens of megabits - enough to copy a full-length movie over the air in a matter of minutes. And the software is not very complicated to use. Pairing two devices can be done via NFC, which is really convenient, or by scanning a QR code. Then you just pick the stuff you need transferred and, tada! Alternatively, a web based interface can be used to share stuff with devices that don't have SuperBeam installed on them.

SuperBeam can be thought of as a much faster alternative to Android's built-in Android Beam feature. It is a worthy replacement for Samsung's S Beam as well, built to work with any Wi-Fi Direct-compatible Android device, not just Samsung phones.

SuperBeam is free to download and use on a device running Android 2.3.3 and above. You can get a handful of extras, however, with the app's paid version, including the options to change the default save directory, to send entire folders, and to transfer files from or to a PC.


Developer: Mazen & MajedDownload: Android
Category: ToolsPrice: Free, $1.49 for PRO version

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posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:27

3. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


I have not tried this but have tried similar apps like Send NFC and WiFi shoot. While they are still experimental with WiFi direct when it works it works flawlessly! I might give this a shot though!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:45 1

4. genkidama20 (Posts: 31; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


SHAREit is a good one too. UI is nice and clean.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 16:54

5. Metalspy8 (Posts: 33; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Yup i have been using this for almost a year its awesome..

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 17:07

6. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


For some reason I didn't like the app and uninstalled it. I started using HitcherNet.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 19:24

16. PacoBell (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Because...reasons?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 18:33 1

7. tedkord (Posts: 4268; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Pair via NFC, transmit via Wi-Fi. So, S-Beam.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 19:25

17. PacoBell (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Except not proprietary to Samsung devices, yes.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 21:19 3

8. twens (Posts: 516; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I have been using the built in wifi direct in Samsung phones for years now. That's one main reason I buy Sammy. Super fast file sharing via wifi direct. Android is just dope period.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 23:02 6

9. dratomic (Posts: 430; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


file sharing... i bet ios users dont know what are you talking about :)

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 00:13 1

10. jeff1434325 (Posts: 88; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


LoL...i'm sure they are:)

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 00:52

11. -box- (Posts: 3707; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Just like Nokia Beam as well.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 03:06

12. andynaija (Posts: 424; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


So do you need to have a wireless router to do Wi-Fi direct?

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 08:48

13. dratomic (Posts: 430; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


no. and it transfers data like a 1gb divx movie in 30 secs

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 00:30

14. andynaija (Posts: 424; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Oh ok. So basically through the Wi-Fi connection on one phone/device, to the Wi-Fi connection of another phone/device right?

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 07:54 1

15. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 303; Member since: 07 May 2012)


yes,been using it a few months now and it's amazing.super fast. love it

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 19:27

18. PacoBell (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Yes, hence the "Direct" part of the name.

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