Many companies have joined Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo to develop alternative to AirDrop for Android. The initiative, which now relies on the participation of OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark and Meizu, aims to develop a file sharing system between mobile phones without relying on wires and at high speed, as well as features Apple’s.
Details of the project were announced in August 2019. At that time, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo announced an alliance to develop file exchange technology. Nearly a year later, in May, the group received reinforcements with the inclusion of other Chinese manufacturers, such as OnePlus, Realme, Black Shark and Meizu, according to publications on Chinese social media. . Weibo.
This feature is a response from manufacturers to AirDrop. The tool is only available on Apple devices allowing the exchange of information between iPhone, iPad and Mac without depending on an intermediary or internet connection. In addition, this tool does not require the use of a cord, as pairing is done over Bluetooth and the files are sent over Wi-Fi.
The proposal of Chinese brands seeks the same solution. Files will be sent over Bluetooth, however, unlike AirDrop, with transfer speeds of up to 20 Mb / s.
The technology started to be introduced to users in February 2020 on Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo phones, and has been available on Black Shark smartphones since April. bring this feature to their Android phones.