Vivo, OPPO, Xiaomi introduce Seamless File Transfer System akin to Apple's AirDrop

It's called the Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance

If there's one thing Apple has it going for them, it's how efficient their AirDrop is. Transferring files between iPhones, regardless of how big the files are, can be done within seconds. The closest Android has to that is Huawei Share, although that's mainly within your own Huawei devices. But it looks like Vivo, Oppo and Xiaomi is ready to step up to the plate as they partner together to launch the “Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance”.

This new system enables all Vivo, Oppo and Xiaomi phones to do file transfers seamlessly among their devices with just one click. Which means regardless if you're an Oppo user and your friend uses a Vivo or Xiaomi device, you can transfer files easily without the need for any third party applications or network data. You will need to be on the same WiFi connection though, as it uses Bluetooth for fast pairing and WiFi P2P (Peer to Peer) technology.

Altogether the system creates an instant, stable and high-speed connection between devices while also ensuring low power consumption. The technology involved delivers an average transfer speed of 20MB/s and the WiFi P2P technology does not interrupt the WiFi connection, meaning users remain connected and can continue their activities on the device during the file transfer.

The Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance is set to be gradually rolled out in February 2020. If you're sad that your current brand of smartphone device is not included, the Alliance has also shared that they are "looking forward to welcoming more brands to participate and expand the ecosystem in the future", so there may be hope for more smartphone brands to be part of this system after all!