Three of the leading smartphone brands from China namely Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo have already announced to ally for a common peer to peer transmission among their phones. Now they are going to expand the alliance globally and it is likely that more brands will join the movement for cross-brand file sharing. As stated, with a common method, users can transmit phone’s files, picture, and videos easily from one brand phone to another without any hassle.
With the upcoming method, they can even transmit, receive among themselves without using the internet. As more and more brands will join the alliance, this innovative operation will become universal to all phones in the future, if other platforms also collaborate.
File sharing among phones from different vendor requires a specific app like Share It, Xender etc. Whereas each phone company has its own file-sharing method either in apps form or in its settings. This is one of the pain points among the phones of different vendors. So to reduce the obstacle for the easy and stable connections among different phone vendor, the alliance have already started to form a peer to peer transmission protocol for high-speed data transfer through WiFi Direct.
“This three-brand partnership aims to bring the millions of OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi users across the world effortless and more user-centric file-sharing,” said Andy Wu, Vice President of OPPO and President of Software Engineering Business Division. “This is a significant first step for OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi to better serve their users collectively, and we also welcome other Android smartphone brands to get involved and provide a more open, effortless, and interactive experience for users.”
According to the official information, the file transfer function uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to scan the devices. The advantages of BLE is that it is more efficient with higher range possible with lower power consumption. Similarly, WiFi Peer to Peer technology used in the file transfer method is faster than Bluetooth. Another best part of this upcoming method is that it will not disturb the users’ current Wi-Fi connectivity. As known, the average transfer speed with such process is around 20 MBps.
This new method of file transfer with the alliance enables users to share the file between phones and even to computers in just few seconds with simple swipes.
Now, Oppo Smartphones with the power of ColorOS7 can use the Oppo share button to share the file among the Oppo phones. Later after the cross-brand file sharing, Vivo and Xiaomi phones can also use the same process to send or receive files like that with Oppo phones. This will be easy for the file transfer among different phone companies along with the facility for multiple files sending at the same time.
As shared by Oppo, Oppo Share can be used on ColorOS 7 based on Android 10 and higher. This feature is already available to fewer Oppo devices like Reno 2, Reno 10X zoom, F11 and F11 Pro, which is now on trial. Later we can find this feature in Find series, Reno series, R series, F series, A series and other phones in future.