Amazingly the three Chinese manufacturers – Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo – announced the creation of a new alliance for 'inter-brand' file transfer. That is, in essence, will launch a kind of Apple AirDrop for Android smartphones.
According to the information posted by the three brands in their Weibo social network accounts, it will be possible to transfer files at speeds up to 20MBps without the need for any external application. Of course, this new way of transferring files will only be available between smartphones from manufacturers that are part of this alliance.
Finally! Android will receive a 'kind of AirDrop'
Apple AirDrop is one of its most popular features, allowing users to transfer files between Apple devices simply, quickly and securely. Most importantly, its entire interface is extremely simple and easy to use and accessible to all types of users.
That's exactly what Android smartphone users have wanted for many years. However, the wide diversity of interfaces applied by various manufacturers to the Android operating system made it impossible. The only way to achieve a similar result to AirDrop is through this type of alliance.
With a simple click, you can quickly, stable and efficiently transfer photos, videos, music, documents and more between Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo smartphones.
More manufacturers will join this alliance soon
This is not official information, but it seems very likely that more manufacturers will soon join this new alliance. Among the three participants, two of them belong to the BBK Group, which has in its portfolio OnePlus and Realme. Therefore, it is to be expected that these two manufacturers will also join this new 'movement'.
These three manufacturers currently hold about 50% of the Chinese market, making this new feature available to the vast majority of users. The rest of the market is dominated by Huawei, which ended the first quarter of this year with a total of 34%.
If the Chinese giant decides to join this alliance, it will surely put this "Android AirDrop" on track to eventually reach all smartphones. This is the great goal of the three pioneers.
When will this new way of transferring files arrive?
Surprisingly, all three manufacturers hope to be able to release the beta of this service even before the end of the year. Although not available to all users, it is an important first step.
Quite possibly, during the first quarter of 2020, all Vivo, OPPO and Xiaomi smartphones will support these transfers. In an even more positive tone, hopefully by then, new manufacturers have already joined this new alliance.
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