Apple’s AirDrop feature has been copied by a number of companies. And three Android markers are joining the list of AirDrop clones with a new file transfer tech that works almost like AirDrop.
Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo are today announcing a new peer-to-peer file transfer system that will be integrated into Xiaomi’s MIUI, Oppo’s ColorOS, and Vivio’s FuntouchOS. The companies are also allowing other smart manufacturers to join the system, if interested, according to The Verge.
The new feature will launch by the end of this month. It uses Bluetooth to pair devices and uses Wi-Fi for the actual transfer, allowing for transfer speeds of up to 20MB/s.
These three companies aren’t the only ones making AirDrop clones. Not too long ago, I wrote about Google working on building in a new AirDrop-like feature into Android, though that will be exclusive to devices with Google Play Services. Google’s feature could also work with iPhones, by the way.