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Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo collaborate to develop cross-brand direct file transfer system

Bipasha Mandal
Bipasha Mandal
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Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo have officially announced a new cross-brand direct file transfer alliance today. This new alliance would allow the users of these three smartphone manufacturers to transfer files at up to 20 MBPS without having to rely on any other third-party app. Needless to say, this alliance also claims to provide its users with a seamless media transfer experience.

Apple’s AirDrop is extremely popular among iPhone users because of how easy it is to transfer files from one iPhone to another. Also, because the AirDrop functions more or less on the same version of iOS, the transfer is swift and seamless. However, to engineer a similar technique for Androids was a herculean task as different Android smartphones use a different OS, making it almost impossible to generate a similar file transferring system. However, now that an alliance has been made, it is expected that the various Android smartphones would have similar OS paving the path for the success of the new system.

The users of Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo can transfer multiple file formats such as photos, videos, songs, documents, etc using a single click without having to rely on any third party transferring app.

A majority of smartphone users will benefit from this new alliance as these three companies dominate almost the 50% market share in China. It is also expected that some other smartphone companies will also join this alliance in the future. If Huawei and Honor are to join this alliance, the entire venture will prove to be more successful. However, Huawei already its transfer feature called Huawei Share OneHop for all its smartphones and Matebook. If the alliance successfully implements the transfer system, transferring files for the Android users will become easier than before.

This file transfer feature is expected to go into public beta testing by the end of August 2019.


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