Enterprise mobile security smackdown: iOS vs. Android vs. Windows
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Beam has been a feature of the Android operating system since the release of version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in 2011. The feature works by holding two Android mobile devices back to back. The sender's device screen must display which files are to be shared. If that content is compatible with Beam, the recipient will be presented with the option to accept the data transfer.