Xiaomi, OPPO & Vivo join hands to Launch AirDrop-type App

Yolanda Curtis
August 19, 2019

And three Android markers are joining the list of AirDrop clones with a new file transfer tech that works nearly like AirDrop. Although the three Chinese OEMs are collaborating on the technology, the door is open for other manufacturers to jump on board and be part of the alliance. But when it comes to allowing users to share files, it looks like they're willing to team up. It will most likely use Wi-Fi on the backend, so it can offer speeds up to 20MB/second - much like AirDrop.

In what appears to be a surprising collaboration, three of China's biggest smartphone makers ie Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are jointly making a new wireless file transfer protocol which will work between their devices. Xiaomi announced this "inter-transfer alliance" through a post on WeChat.

With this tech, smartphones from these brands would soon be able to transfer files at up to 20 mbps without any third-party app ensuring a seamless media transfer experience. Back in 2011, Google launched Android Beam, a file transfer method that depends on NFC. A beta version of the service is expected to be rolled out by the end of August. So, what are your expectations from this feature?

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