OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi form wireless file-sharing alliance


Posted at Jan 09 2020 03:18 PM

OPPO's Reno is shown in this photo from the Chinese smartphone maker's Twitter page.

MANILA -- OPPO said Thursday it partnered with rivals Vivo and Xiaomi to establish a wireless file sharing system that does not require an internet connection.

The Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance will be based on Wi-Fi P2P and Bluetooth Low Energy and will be available on "millions" of devices, OPPO said.

"This 3-brand partnership aims to bring the millions of OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi users across the world effortless and more user-centric file-sharing,” said OPPO vice president Andy Wu, who is also president of brands software engineering business division.

The sharing system for files, photo and video will go up against Huawei Share on fellow Chinese phonemaker Huawei's devices and AirDrop on Apple gadgets.

OPPO smartphones running ColorOS 7 or higher can use the feature by tapping on "OPPO Share" on the drop down menu, the smartphone maker said.

ColorOS 7 is currently available as a trial version on OPPO's Reno 2, Reno 10X Zoom, F11 Pro, F11 Pro Marvel's Avengers Limited Edition, and F11. It will also be available on the Find Series, Reno Series, R Series, F Series, A Series, and K3 "in the coming months," OPPO said.