Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo partner to bring AirDrop-like feature to Android devices

Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo partner to bring AirDrop-like feature to Android devices 1

With Apple AirDrop, you can wirelessly send photos, videos, and more to a nearby iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. This feature works reliably and allows users to share several hundred mbs of data in few seconds. Even though Android devices lack similar feature in the OS, Google released a separate app called Files Go which includes AirDrop-like wireless file sharing functionality.

Files Go app takes advantage of 5GHz Wi-Fi Direct capability in supported devices to support the highest transfer speeds possible. Users have seen speeds up to 490 Mbps which is four times faster than before. Google is now building this feature in Android OS in the name of Fast Share.

Today, leading Chinese Android OEMs including Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo have announced plans to create a new standard for P2P file transfer protocol for Android devices. Unlike Google’s Fast Share, this new protocol will use Bluetooth and support up to 20 Mbps. Once implemented, users of Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo devices can transfer files and folders among them with a simple tap.

Source: Weibo

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