Black Shark, Realme, Meizu and OnePlus join the multi-Android OEM P2P file-transfer alliance

The P2P file-transfer alliance has 4 new members. (Source: Weibo)
The P2P file-transfer alliance has 4 new members. (Source: Weibo)
Xiaomi, Vivo and OPPO launched a file-transfer system of their own in February 2020. This facility allows for a robust form of sharing between Android devices from these 3 OEMs independent of any third-party apps. Now, the additional brands Black Shark, Meizu, OnePlus and Realme have declared they want in on this action.
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OPPO, Xiaomi and Vivo set their standalone peer-to-peer (P2P) transfer alliance up in order to provide their customers with an additional file-sharing option directly from and to their phones. Its specs include speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mb/s; depending on the strength of the data connection in question), which has the potential for significant improvements compared to typical Bluetooth transfers. Now, this feature is open to users with phones from 4 additional brands.

Therefore, the service is also now open to OnePlus, Realme, Meizu and Black Shark. This new expansion may affect an estimated 400 million users worldwide. These well-known brands have just announced their membership via Weibo.

In the case of Black Shark, it also clears a point of potential confusion up: this brand made references to a slightly nebulous new "file transfer" feature launched in its latest update to its Android skin, JoyUI 11. Therefore, it seems that its 2- and 3-series of gaming phones may already exhibit the P2P Alliance file-sharing option.

However, the other new allies have yet to specify when this new ability will hit their own devices. The 3 founder members have also set up their own developers' alliance, which is similar to Huawei's in-house App Gallery, but for these 3 OEMs. The new P2P Alliance news, therefore, also hints that its new constituents may also join this Google-free cross-brand app-sourcer in the near future.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-05-21 (Update: 2020-05-21)
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