Three of the biggest Chinese smartphone brands in the world teamed up for a new cross-brand wireless file transfer service last year. This 2020, they are now ready to roll it out to consumers as it comes out of its beta phase.
Vivo, XIaomi, and OPPO formed the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Transmission Alliance back in August to create a new cross-brand P2P wireless file transfer system for their products.
For years, Android lacked a universal file sharing system like Apple’s AirDrop. Since Google is unable to build a good solution for this issue, these companies took it upon themselves to provide a decent built-in file sharing feature without the need of third-party apps like ShareIt.
The P2P technology used in the file transfer system of Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo smartphones does not use internet connectivity. Instead, it relies on a Bluetooth connection and WiFi Direct for quick file transfers with a speed of up to 20Mb/s. The feature can be activated inside the drop-down quick settings menu.
If you’re wondering whether your phone will be supported or not, here’s what Xiaomi, OPPO, and OPPO announced so far.
Xiaomi’s Mi Share will be available on smartphones running on Android Pie or later but it won’t be available on the following devices: Redmi 8A, Redmi 8, Redmi S2, Redmi 7A, Redmi 7, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6, Redmi Note 8T, and Redmi Note 8.
For OPPO, devices running on the new ColorOS7 or newer will get it. Supported phones include the OPPO F11, OPPO F11 Pro standard and Marvel’s Avengers Edition, OPPO Reno 10X Zoom, OPPO Reno 2. The company is working on implementing it on the A series, R series, and more in the coming months.
Vivo has not released a list as of the moment, but we expect them to release it to recent models in the Vivo V, Y, and X series next month.