UPDATE (May 21st, 2020):
OnePlus, Realme, Meizu, and Black Shark have develop into the newest Android telephone makers to join the cross-platform file sharing alliance. It means customers of telephones from these manufacturers together with current members will be capable of share recordsdata with one another with out having to depend on a third-party app. These new OEMs have solely develop into a member in the mean time and we have no idea when they’ll begin releasing telephones suitable with the protocol.
UPDATE (January 2nd, 2020):
Vivo has formally confirmed that its cross-platform file sharing system will develop into obtainable globally beginning February 2020. It is engaged on the system in collaboration with Xiaomi and Oppo for the previous 4 months. It will permit customers of those OEM units to switch recordsdata wirelessly and with out requiring to put in any devoted app.
The system is predicated on the peer-to-peer switch protocol and can work with “just one click”. Vivo says customers must allow WiFi and Bluetooth connections to make use of the function. It may even present an possibility inside the system settings. Since it depends on WiFi P2P expertise, customers will be capable of use WiFi web uninterrupted even when sharing recordsdata.
Original (August 19th, 2019)
Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have come collectively to kind an alliance with the aim of offering a cross-brand file switch service. The announcement concerning the alliance was made by respective official Weibo accounts meant for MIUI, ColorOS, and Funtouch OS. It is actually a peer-to-peer file switch protocol much like Apple’s AirDrop performance.
In its present state, the protocol will work on smartphones from Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo and that too with out requiring any new app set up. It will likely be a system-level service that can work natively so long as customers have a suitable smartphone. It is claimed to be able to transferring completely different file codecs like movies, audios, pictures, and paperwork. The switch pace is claimed to be as much as 20MB/s which is sort of quick.
The goal of the alliance is to unravel the issue the place Android customers should go for a typical third-party app for sharing recordsdata. With a local providing, it must be like utilizing Bluetooth however a lot sooner and extra environment friendly. Another good factor is that alliance is open for another Android OEM to hitch. It means we might see different gamers like Huawei/Honor and Samsung turning into a member which would really profit an enormous variety of Android customers worldwide.
As for the supply, an open beta is predicted to develop into obtainable by the tip of August which suggests inside about 10 days from at present. The public launch ought to occur earlier than later however may even rely upon the success of the open beta.