Xiaomi, Vivo, OPPO teamed up for a cross-brand Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance back in August in China. This allows users to transmit files, pictures and videos without an internet connection but through WiFi Direct transfer across mobile devices, a feature similar to AirDrop between iOS and Mac devices. Now, Xiaomi, Vivo, and OPPO are taking this feature globally and also announced their availability and compatibility. The peer-to-peer file transfer feature is now live on OPPO and Xiaomi phones in India and few other countries as well. However, it will be available on Vivo phones only in February.
The peer-to-peer file transfer function uses Bluetooth LE to scan devices and transfers files using the Wi-Fi P2P (Peer to Peer) technology at an average speed of 20MB/s. All the Xiaomi phones running Android Pie and above will support the file transfer feature that is called Mi Share, but it won’t be available on Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6A, Redmi 7A, Redmi 7, Redmi Y2 (S2), Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, Redmi Note 8, and Redmi Note 8T. As for the OPPO phones, all the phones running Android 10 based on ColorOS 7 will support the feature. This means that the Reno 2, Reno 10X Zoom, F11 Pro, F11 Pro Marvel’s Avengers Limited Edition and F11 running on ColorOS 7 trill version will get the feature, while the Find Series, R Series, F Series, A-Series and OPPO K3 will get it in the coming months.
Andy Wu, Vice President of OPPO and President of Software Engineering Business Division, said, “This three-brand partnership aims to bring the millions of OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi users across the world effortless and more user-centric file-sharing. This is a significant first step for OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi to serve their users better collectively, and we also welcome other Android smartphone brands to get involved and provide a more open, effortless, and interactive experience for users.”