In August 2019, OPPO, Xiaomi and Vivo teamed up to form a co-operation with the title “Inter-Transfer Alliance Group” to launch a cross-platform Airdrop alternative. OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi partnering up will come in handy for users this year as it would enable seamless and high-speed(up to 20MB/s) peer-to-peer file transfers between devices manufactured by them now that Android 10 killed off Android Beam.
The three companies were in beta testing period since then and they are finally going to globally launch the service. According to the message to the media, they are timing it with the 5G rollout across the world due to the “expected increase of average file sizes.”
How it will work
The service will use Bluetooth for fast pairing and Wi-Fi P2P for a high-speed connection. In order to use it, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth must be turned on, then from the Menu option, you can select what files you wish to transfer.
What they are saying
Spark Ni, Senior VP at Vivo said that the partnership will allow users to share files wirelessly without the need for an internet connection.
The Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance is looking to invite more brands who are willing to participate and expand the ecosystem.
The file transfer service is going to be available on smartphones starting in February 2020.