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Apple copied again: an ersatz AirDrop arrives at Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo


Posted: Aug 21, 2019
Updated: August 21, 2019

by Steve

One of the great strengths ofAppleis its relationship to innovation. Certainly, the devices of the brand with the apple sometimes offer a little later the latest technologies in vogue (Face ID for example), but you’re sure to have the best functionality possible with smooth operation anywhere, anytime. But from time to time, Apple is a pioneer. As withAirDrop, which is still a real revolution today: without a connection required, you can send your files from one device to another apple in just a few seconds. Since this is an Apple-specific system, no other brand has access to it.

What seems to bother the Chinese brands that are Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo. The three firms have decided to join forces to launch their own alternative to AirDrop, so that it works between their devices. The system will use Bluetooth to pair the devices between. The speed will be 20 MB / s. Details are still limited today, and a beta should be available before the end of the month.

As a reminder, Google had also proposed its alternative Google Beam, before the project is abandoned. Its replacement, Fast Share, which should rely on Google Play services, should be blocked in China … This necessarily pushes Chinese competitors to offer their own service. Will it work or not? The future will tell.