Leading Android smartphone brands Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi have joined forces to kick start their file-sharing software that allows media file transfer across their devices. Dubbed as the Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance, the partnership promotes seamless connectivity by sending files from one device to another through WiFi Direct.
As preparation for the arrival of the 5G connection, consumers are expecting faster and even more stable connections. However, file sharing between different smartphone models and brands has always presented an obstacle to greater connectivity. The cross-brand file-sharing software shows that Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi are open for collaboration.
According to vice president of Oppo Andy Wu, the software is designed to be more user-centric. “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, who is also the Oppo’s president for the software engineering business division, said.
The software scans nearby devices using Bluetooth Low Energy, a new technology that boasts a broader range and lower power consumption, then sends files using Wi-Fi P2P (Peer-to-Peer) technology. It has an average transfer speed of 20 MB/s.
Now available on Oppo smartphones with ColorOS 7, users can now send and receive their files in just one tap. Just swipe down the screen to open the drop-down menu and find the “OPPO Share” icon. Tap it longer to send or receive files. To activate the software on Vivo and Xiaomi phones, the same procedures should be followed. This allows multiple files to be sent at the same time.
OPPO Share is compatible with Oppo models running on ColorOS 7 (Android 10) and onwards. Oppo currently rolls out the beta version for the ColorOS 7 on Reno 2, Reno 10X Zoom, F11 Pro, F11 Pro Marvel’s Avengers Limited Edition, and F11. The Find Series, Reno Series, R Series, F Series, A Series, and K3 devices will get the ColorOS 7 update in the coming months.