Rumor | Samsung will join the Mutual Transfer Alliance for a new kind of file-sharing
A handful of Android OEMs (Xiaomi, Vivo and OPPO) set up a new file-transfer alliance to set up a new and rather more universal method of wireless sharing between their devices. Since then, this group, the Mutual Transfer Alliance (MTA), has expanded to include additional companies such as Realme and Meizu.
This membership allows their devices to use a specific type of wireless connection to send files to any other member-OEM product at up to 20 megabytes per second (MB/s). The new protocol appears to be growing in popularity, especially since others such as ZTE, Hisense and Asus have also recently signed up to use it.
Then again, the alliance could use another, particular major, name to add to the list, and it now seems to have snagged one: Samsung. According to a new Chinese media report, backed up by a new Tweet from the famous leaker Ice Universe, this OEM will become one of the MTA's newest members.
This news might strike some fans as odd, particularly as Samsung also has its own similar "Quick Share" method of file-transfer; on the other hand, the addition of the MTA's mode would make its devices' integration with other Androids even more seamless.