In an unprecedented move, Xiaomi has announced a partnership with global smartphone giants OPPO and vivo to bring a new wireless file transfer system to consumers. The cross-brand “Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance” enables seamless cross-brand, cross-device file transfer with just one click.
Currently, the wireless transfer feature is available on Xiaomi devices* running MIUI 11, called Mi Share.
The alliance will provide users across the three brands with an unparalleled file transfer experience. Users will be able to easily transfer files between mobile devices without the need for any third-party applications or cellular data. The new file transfer system supports a wide range of files including photos, videos, music, documents, and more.
Xiaomi explained that the wireless file transfer system uses Bluetooth for fast pairing and WiFi P2P (Peer to Peer) technology for data transfer, with and average transfer speed of 20MB/s. It offers an instant, stable and high-speed connection between devices, and uses very little power.
Sharing a file is as easy as tapping the “Share” button”, selecting the other device, and tapping “Send.”
In essence, it works a lot like Apple’s AirDrop, although Apple’s solution is limited to its own iOS/macOS ecosystem.
The Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance is a collective commitment between Xiaomi, OPPO and vivo to drive the next generation of mobile experience.
Availability of the feature for OPPO and vivo devices have not been announced at press time.
* This feature is compatible with devices running Android Pie or later versions (not including Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 7A, Redmi 7, Redmi S2, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8T).