The Chinese smartphone manufacturers, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo have now come joined hands to bring their own wireless file transfer protocol for their Android devices in order to give competition to Apple's much popular AirDrop feature. While Oppo and Vivo work under the same shed (BBK Electronics), it was Xiaomi who was invited from the outside.
With the help of the new Inter-Transfer Alliance, these popular smartphone brands will be able to offer a new file transfer technology to its users. Just like already existing apps like ShareIt, this will also allow users to send or receive different types of files including photos, documents, audio files, videos and more. However, unlike Shareit, this service will be ad-free and it will be able to speeds up to 20MB/second.
According to a recent post by Xiaomi on its blog, the companies are currently looking forward to adding more manufacturers to the alliance. The official announcement states, “Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo jointly established the “Inter-Transfer Alliance” to achieve cross-brand one-key mutual transmission, bringing users a better file transfer experience. After the call, the inter-transfer function is fast, fast, low-power, no need for traffic and third-party applications, cross-brand file transfer and data migration “one-touch”, and recently open beta.”
Over the past many years, Apple users have enjoyed using AirDrop and Android fanboys have always envied them. Since Android failed to integrate something like that into the operating system, these popular smartphone giants have come forward to solve the age-old problem. Although people suggest that there will be a “Fast Share” feature on Android Q, it will be limited to a few Android devices. Also, these companies will not ask users to install a separate application but they will include the feature in the upcoming software updates for their respective user interfaces.