OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi to Launch AirDrop Alternative for Android

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There are a lot of manufacturers in Chineses phone market and three of them are gonna team up to allow users to share files.

According to WeChat post, Xiaomi along with Oppo, and Vivo will launch a cross-platform file transfer protocol

Vivo, OPPO and Xiaomi to Launch Cross-Platform AirDrop Alternative

This peer to peer protocol is set to allow users to transfer all types of files including images, videos and documents. This protocol will not just work between similar brand phones but also phones of other two major brands as well. Not much details are shared however, the app could be similar to Apple’s AirDrop that allows to transfer files between Apple devices through Wi-Fi connections.

How this new app will work

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It is not like we don’t  have any AirDrop alternative earlier; Android had Android Beam which uses NFC file transfer. However, according to reports it is going to be removed in Android Q.

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Xiaomi said it is not a protocol solely for their phones but other phone manufacturers are also welcome to adopt it. As far as the release date is concerned the app’s beta version will be available by the end of August.

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Jack Morse
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