Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi come together for effortless cross-brand file sharing


    TOP global smartphone brands from China, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi expanded the Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance with a three-way partnership.

    The alliance also welcomes more Android smartphone brands to join the movement that allows for seamless exchange of files, pictures, and videos without the need for an Internet connection. Oppo in particular takes pride on how its Color OS7—which is built over an Android OS, allows for a smoother, more effortless sharing with Vivo, and Xiaomi users.

    “This three-brand partnership aims to bring the millions of Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi users across the world effortless and more user-centric file-sharing,” Andy Wu, Vice President of OPPO and President of Software Engineering Business Division said.

    The reason for the partnership is to improve further how the Internet has brought a huge convenience to everyday life. It is also in expectation of how 5G will change the way people will connect—expecting faster and even more stable connections—yet despite all this connectivity, file sharing between different phone models and brands has always presented an obstacle.

    In order to tackle this pain point, and to bring a smoother and more effortless sharing experience to users even with different brands of smartphones, the three companies teamed up to form the Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance under the protocol for high-speed WiFi Direct transfer across mobile devices.

    “This is a significant first step for Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi to better serve their users collectively, and we also welcome other Android smartphone brands to get involved and provide a more open, effortless, and interactive experience for users.” Wu adds.

    The file transfer function scans devices using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) that boasts a broader range as well as lower power consumption, and it transmits files using Wi-Fi P2P (Peer-to-Peer) technology, which is faster than Bluetooth but will not compromise users’ Wi-Fi connectivity. This also delivers an average transfer speed of 20MB/s.