Three of the largest Chinese smartphone makers, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo, are joining forces to create a file transfer protocol similar to Apple’s AirDrop. The idea is to create an open system that allows other companies to participate in the resource, which should have the first beta by the end of August this year.
The file-sharing service has no name yet, but it will use Bluetooth to send data at speeds up to 20 Mb / s and will initially be on ColorOS, MIUI and FuntouchOS systems, which are all based on Android and are owned by Oppo, Xiaomi and Vivo, respectively.
Apple already has a similar solution, which is AirDrop. In it the pairing between devices is done via Bluetooth and the sending of data follows over Wi-Fi, which also creates a firewall and encrypts everything that is sent or received. Android may also have something like that in the Q version of Google’s mobile operating system, which will mark the end of Android Beam (which I’ve never seen a human use) and will be called Fast Share.
The Files application, from Google itself, also has a file sharing tool, only that it is limited to Bluetooth – which means little speed in data transmission.
THE Publication which announces the merger of the brands to create a technology for the three to use, says that the first tests start until the end of this month, but with no expected launch for the public.
With information: The Verge.