Chinese mobile phone companies vivo, Oppo, and Xiaomi have announced a partnership to bring a new wireless file transfer system to consumers around the world. An initiative of the newly formed "Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance," the new system enables seamless cross-brand file transfer with one click.
The new wireless file transfer system will allow consumers of these three brands to easily transfer files among mobile devices without the need for any third-party applications or network data. It supports a range of files, including photos, videos, music, documents, and more. The move is also in anticipation of 5G adoption, where the average file sizes are expected to significantly increase with the availability of varied and richer content, say the firms.
"Vivo, Oppo, and Xiaomi all share a strong user base, and such partnership will benefit even more consumers globally," says Spark Ni, Senior Vice President of vivo. "For vivo, this partnership reinforces our commitment to bringing a fast, secure, first-in-class mobile experience by making it even easier for our users to share files with their friends wirelessly. We will continue to bring more strategic partnerships like this for our users across the globe."
The wireless file transfer system provides a streamlined mobile experience that does not require an internet connection. It uses Bluetooth for fast pairing and WiFi P2P (Peer to Peer) technology for the data transfer, bringing together an instant, stable and high-speed connection between devices, as well as low power consumption. This technology delivers an average transfer speed of 20MB/s. Also, 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.
Users just need to turn on their WiFi and Bluetooth, or turn on the function under "menu," then select the files that they wish to share. If the other party also has the function turned on, an icon will pop-up to notify the user. Once confirmed, the selected files will be transferred.
The three brands will continue to openly collaborate to deliver new technological breakthroughs. The Alliance is also looking forward to welcoming more brands to participate and expand the ecosystem in the future.
The new file transfer feature is expected to roll out on new vivo products in different markets starting in February 2020.