OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi join forces to simplify data sharing

Image 1 : OPPO, vivo et Xiaomi s’associent pour simplifier le partage de données

In 2020, there is still no native file sharing system on Android smartphones. OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi are trying to remedy this with the “Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance”. Pending a standard adopted by all manufacturers, the mobiles of the three brands can now exchange data with a “click” as with Apple Airdrop.

Airdrop File sharing has already been available for several years, but only within the Apple ecosystem. In 2020, smartphone owners must use a specialized application or instant messaging to exchange a simple photo. OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi launch their own data sharing system with the creation of the ” Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance

Image 1: OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi join forces to simplify data sharing

Technically, nothing revolutionary . The system uses technology Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct of the WiFi Alliance. It is especially the standardization and simplification process that we salute. Natively, smartphones of the three brands can exchange data without having to go through an explicit pairing or association step. Everything is done behind the scenes to allow sharing in “one click”.

The system is very energy efficient, and offers a bandwidth of around20 MB / sto exchange any type of file while staying connected. In other words, the device does not create a temporary Wi-Fi network between the two smartphones, but uses the Wi-Fi network on which they are connected. The Xiaomi press release does not specify it, but the functionality is probably subject to the same constraints as Apple Airdrop. You can only send one file at a time to a single recipient.

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OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi announce limited compatibility

The three Chinese giants are pleased to work for standardization, and reveal that they will continue to collaborate to promote the development of innovative technology. We nevertheless regret thatit is limited to only 3 manufacturers. The technology must gradually be deployed on most models of the 3 brands. At Xiaomi, most smartphones with at least Android 9 are compatible, but curiously, the brand excludes the Redmi 6, 7, S2, 8 as well as the Redmi Note 8.

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Source: Xiaomi