Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo Launch an AirDrop Competitor

Popular Chinese Smartphone makers – Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi have partnered to announce a new cross-brand file transfer system today.

This new alliance between the brands will allow users to exchange files with transfers speeds of up to 20Mbps without the need for third-party apps. It is similar to Apple’s Airdrop feature and will be able to transfer files seamlessly across the three brands in an attempt to provide a better file transferring experience for users.

However, implementing such a feature among Android Smartphones was virtually impossible since manufacturers have their own custom skins on top of Android on their smartphones. Because of this, an alliance such as this was essential for making such a seamless cross-brand file transferring system possible.

The feature will allow one-click file exchange between users including photos, videos, documents, audio files, zip files, etc, directly and quickly across the three brands. It is said that the feature will make use of Bluetooth and NFC and not cellular data or WiFi.

Additionally, the new file transferring system is an open-source protocol and Xiaomi is welcoming more partners to join in.

There are no further details available at this time, like if there will be a transfer limit or the method of interfacing. A beta version of this cross-brand file transferring system is expected to arrive by the end of this month.


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