One of the most amazing features of iOS and Mac is indeed the AirDrop feature. But what if I tell you, now this amazing feature is available on Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo phones as well? Well not exactly AirDrop but we sure have got the cross-brand Peer-to-Peer Transmission I.e., wireless file transfer feature on OPPO, Xiaomi and Vivo phones.
In August 2019, the three brands made an alliance for the cross-brand Peer-to-Peer Transmission. This has now finally gone live on the Oppo and Xiaomi smartphones in India and a few other countries. Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo have now joined hands to bring altogether the feature of Wireless file transfer.
The Vice President of OPPO and President of Software Engineering Business Division, Andy Wu stated that, “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.”
Through the Peer-to-Peer transmission alliance, users can now transfer and share files, pictures and videos without an internet connection but by using WiFi Direct transfer across mobile devices. This feature is now live in a few countries for Xiaomi as well as OPPO. However, this feature will be operating on Vivo in the month of February.
This wireless file transfer function works by using the Bluetooth LE for scanning devices and transferring files via the Wi-Fi P2P (Peer to Peer) technology at an average speed of 20MB/s.
All the Xiaomi devices that run Android 9.0 Pie and above OS versions will support the file transfer feature which is named as Mi Share. However, this feature will not be seen on the following devices –
- Redmi 6
- Redmi 6 Pro
- Redmi 6A
- Redmi 7A
- Redmi 7
- Redmi Y2 (S2)
- Redmi 8
- Redmi 8A
- Redmi Note 8
- Redmi Note 8T.
Coming to the OPPO devices, all the phones that run Android 10 based on ColorOS 7 will be supporting the wireless file transfer feature. This implies 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, whereas the Find Series, R Series, F Series, A-Series and OPPO K3 will receive it in the coming time.
That’s all we have for now.
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