Android phones, OnePlus, Realme uses P2P Apple AirDrop-like file transfer

OnePlus, Realme and others uses P2P Apple AirDrop-like file transfer

OnePlus, Realme, and two other Android phone names will now use P2P file transfer. Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi initiated the protocol for reliable file transfer.

Four big names in the mobile industry just announced that they will join Android phones namely Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi in their alliance in using the P2P file transfer. OnePlus, Realme, Meizu, and Black Shark made the announcement through a report published recently.

P2P transfer protocol functions like AirDrop

The report stated that the four mobile brands are now in the process of preparing their upcoming devices’ cross UI system for the AirDrop-like feature. The P2P file transfer protocol functions as how the AirDrop would in Apple devices.

Apple’s AirDrop feature functions by allowing iPhone users to seamlessly transfer files between devices. The data transfer happens among devices without the need to download and install third party sharing applications.

The tech giant had the AirDrop working on its iPhone, iPad, and other Apple devices since 2011. Android also embraced the same system when it launched the almost similarly working feature on Android Q beta.

This time, the NFC-based Android Beam, dubbed as Fast Share stepped out of the beta mode and rolled out in public. Fast Share, the AirDrop like Android feature launched in Android phones, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi in February.

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Unlike Apple’s AirDrop, Share Fast allows file transfer between devices of different brands. It allows transfer between Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi at any combination.

Once the four new names embracing P2P file transfer officially launched their Fast Share feature, file transfer can go further. The file transfer can then go between the seven devices at any combination.

Android phones on P2P file transfer protocol

A user will need a Bluetooth LE to establish a secure connection. A secure connection for Fast Share P2P transfer protocol requires only 20 megabytes (MB) per second speed.

Users may share files of various formats with partnered devices. It is also possible to transfer folders between devices.

The news about the P2P file transfer protocol launch originally surfaced the internet in August last year. It took almost half a year before the three first Android phone brands to embrace the alliance launched.

It is still unknown if the four new brands joining the bandwagon will also wait six months or will launch earlier. A recent press release shows that Black Shark could be the first one to take a step among the four

Black Shark went ahead with the other Android phones as it announced that the recently released JoyUI 11 included support for the P2P file transfer protocol. JoyUI 11 runs on Black Shark 2, Black Shark 2 Pro, and the latest Black Shark 3 series.

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