Black Shark, Meizu, OnePlus, and Realme have joined the “Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance” that already has Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi because the three preliminary members. The consortium has developed a local wi-fi file switch protocol that’s claimed to supply seamless cross-brand file transfers. The expertise provided by the protocol that was introduced in China in August 2019 and launched for international Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi customers in February this yr is in step with how the AirDrop performance works on Apple units.
With the arrival of Black Shark, Meizu, OnePlus, and Realme within the Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance, the cross-brand resolution will attain almost 40 crore customers. The 4 corporations introduced the brand new growth by means of their official accounts on Weibo on Thursday.
The wi-fi file switch system that was earlier obtainable as Mi Share on Xiaomi units and Oppo Share on Oppo telephones makes use of Bluetooth for quick pairing and Wi-Fi P2P (Peer-to-Peer) connectivity for knowledge switch to offer a median switch velocity of 20MB per second. It additionally does not interrupt the prevailing Wi-Fi connection of the machine, which implies that customers can proceed to entry Web through Wi-Fi alongside transferring their recordsdata utilizing the proprietary protocol.
Alongside enabling high-speed transfers, the wi-fi system helps a number of file codecs and does not require any devoted app — works natively on the units. Late final month, Black Shark introduced the discharge of Pleasure UI 11 that can include the brand new file switch protocol. Meizu, OnePlus, and Realme are additionally anticipated to supply the brand new expertise by means of their future software program updates.
The expertise provided by the Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance appears fairly much like Apple’s AirDrop that was launched again in July 2011 as an unique file switch protocol for macOS and iOS units. Google additionally has an AirDrop competitor within the works for a while that might debut with Android 11 as Quick Share later this yr.
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