The new feature was on top of many fans of the Android operating system’s wishlist as it is a truly useful highlight.
The new feature is available for devices under the Oppo, Xiaomi or Vivo logos, as the trio finally kickstarted the extremely anticipated “Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance” that allows for seamless file transfer between smartphones in a similar manner to Apple’s AirDrop feature.
The reason behind the update
It’s a known fact that file transfer was always a sticking point for Android. There was never an efficient alternative to Apple’s AirDrop. The closest we ever got was Android Beam, which came close but it was unfortunately ousted by Google without an adequate share sheet replacement embedded into the fresh release of Android 10, meaning that no new phone has an intuitive means to rapidly share files within the share sheet unless they are able to cope with Bluetooth’s (often) long waiting times.
Speed and performance
The newly developed feature from the trio takes use of Bluetooth for pairing and allows for transfer speeds that are up to 20 MB/ second, which is 4G speed.
The Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance was presented last summer and Xiaomi went one step further by confirming the availability of the feature on most of their devices that are running Android 9 Pie or Android 10.
Oppo made it clear that all of their devices that are running Android 10 are compatible with the new file transfer system. A future release for lower-end devices was planned too.