Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo team up for their own version of ‘AirDrop’

China’s top phone-makers collaborates on making an ‘AirDrop’-style for file transfer.

Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are among the top smartphone makers in China. The rivalry between these three companies has been fierce all along. But the customer’s needs will always be their top priority.

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.

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