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 supplied by the protocol that was introduced in China in August 2019 and launched for world Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi customers in February this yr is in keeping with how the AirDrop performance works on Apple gadgets.
With the arrival of Black Shark, Meizu, OnePlus, and Realme within the Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance, the cross-brand answer will attain practically 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 gadgets 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 supply a median switch pace of 20MB per second. It additionally does not interrupt the prevailing Wi-Fi connection of the gadget, which implies that customers can proceed to entry Web by way of Wi-Fi alongside transferring their information 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 gadgets. Late final month, Black Shark introduced the discharge of Pleasure UI 11 that may 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 supplied 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 gadgets. Google additionally has an AirDrop competitor within the works for a while that may debut with Android 11 as Quick Share later this yr.
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