Tech giants Vivo, Xiaomi and Oppo have announced a partnership to bring an innovative new wireless file transfer system for their customers across all markets.
The initiative is a peer to peer transmission alliance that enables a seamless file transfer experience that does not require internet connection.
To transfer files, users only need Bluetooth for fast pairing and WiFi P2P (Peer to Peer) technology for the data transfer, bringing together an instant, stable and high-speed connection between devices.
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Users just need to turn on their WiFi and Bluetooth, or turn on the function under “menu”, then select the files that they wish to share. If the other party also has the function turned on, an icon will pop-up to notify the user. Once confirmed, the selected files will be transferred.
Typically, the technology delivers up to an average transfer speed of 20MB/s per file. The P2P technology does not interrupt with other user activities while the pairing is ongoing.
According to a press release by Vivo, the Alliance aims to drive the next generation of mobile experience. Together, the three brands will openly collaborate to deliver new technological breakthroughs.
The mobile technology system will roll out in February. The brands will concentrate on winning more brands into the partnership.
Spark Ni, The Senior Vice President for Vivo concludes that “Vivo, OPPO and Xiaomi share a strong user base. Such a partnership will benefit even more consumers globally. For Vivo, this partnership reinforces our commitment to bringing a fast, secure, first-in-class mobile experience. By making it even easier for our users to share files with their friends wirelessly. We will continue to bring more strategic partnerships like this for our users across the globe,”
Apple unveiled a similar application AirDrop in September 2019. AirDrop uses Bluetooth to create a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi network between the devices. Each device creates a firewall around the connection and files are sent encrypted, which actually makes it safer than transferring via email according to Lifewire blogpost.
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Similarly, it has been reported that Google is working on a similar application. This is particularly for other android users not using the aforementioned brands.
The Google app appears to be a cross between the existing send and receive function with the Files app by Google, and the Nearby Bluetooth functionality baked into Android.
According to 9to5Google, Google is now working on an alternative named “Fast Share” that’s similar to Apple’s AirDrop on iOS and Mac.
Reportedly, the app is an immediate comparison in terms of functionality and interface to the standalone files by Google.
Xender app has for a longtime outperformed Bluetooth file transfer. But it seems phone developers are finding a better way to bring them back.
Especially remote areas where there is no Wi-Fi, Bluetooth file transfers offers a competitive advantage to the users. It saves a lot of data and power usage while giving users a stable connection all through the file transfer.