Google is preparing for a new communication service release known as Copresence. The service will make it easy to share files, pictures and other data to anyone close by. The system is cross-platform and completely contactless. It works over a combination of Wi-Fi to transfer data and Bluetooth to authenticate a transfer.
Google has yet to comment on Copresence’s existence but the recently granted patent for such a feature must be pointing in the direction of a ‘yes, it does exist.’. Details of the service has even been traced in the latest Google Play Services APK. The Copresence API has also been seen in the Chrome Dev Channel.
Copresence is aimed at users looking for a way to send large amounts of data to one another quickly, without having to rely on the cloud to do it. There is still no word when Copresence will be launching. We might be seeing it soon with Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out.
Source: Android Authority