Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi Team Up to Create Cross-Brand File Transfer Feature

OPPO Vivo Xiaomi announce the file transfer alliance

OPPO Vivo Xiaomi announce the file transfer alliance

According to the official introduction, smartphones of the three brands can access cross-brand one-key mutual transmission without installing third-party applications.

A user on deals forum OzBargain first claimed over the weekend the retailer would be stocking the phones, saying the next catalogue will feature phones from the two Chinese companies. It is called "Inter-Transfer Alliance", which can transfer files similar to Apple' AirDrop feature between the cross-brands, including the aforementioned brands. This is achieved using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. There is also nothing stopping non-Chinese manufacturers joining the alliance - including Google - and hopefully this leads to a total Android system protocol allowing direct file sharing from any Android phone to another. A beta version of the service is expected to be rolled out by the end of August.

Android doesn't offer a fast and reliable way to transfer files between devices, thus, the need for a new data transfer protocol is existent. But it is removing Beam from Android Q and replace it with a new "Fast Share" technology in the share sheet. Personally, this is surely a convenient way for us to share media files together. Xiaomi announced this "inter-transfer alliance" through a post on WeChat. Encryption is employed to protect the privacy of those using the app.