The three mobile makers are willing to set aside this rivalry as they team up to launch a cross-platform file transfer. According to a statement posted by Xiaomi, the three companies settled an “Inter Transfer Alliance.”
The said Inter -Transfer Alliance is “to achieve cross-brand one-key mutual transmissions, bringing users a better file transfer experience,” the post stated.
The protocol enables users to transfer files to different Android smartphones via Bluetooth – with no cellular data used. It was similar to iPhone’s Airdrop wherein the system probably uses a combination of Bluetooth and WiFi.
The transfer supports multiple file-formats including photos, videos, songs, documents, and more. The said transfer protocol is said to be fast (up to 20 MBps), stable and power-efficient.
Xiaomi also made an announcement in the latter part of the post saying, “More manufacturers are welcome to join the “Inter-Transfer Alliance” to create an efficient and portable mobile phone operation experience for users!”
The cross-brand transfer is expected to launch its public beta by the end of August 2019.