Three of Chinese biggest smartphone makers are pulling resources together to work on a new wireless file transfer protocol that will work among their devices. Xiaomi revealed the news via a WeChat Post about their upcoming file transfer protocol.
The new protocol will still rely on Bluetooth and promises to offer maximum transfer speeds of up to 20MB/s. Realistically, Bluetooth alone cannot achieve these speeds, which means the protocol also relies on Wi-Fi on the backend, which makes it more like Apple’s Airdrop system.
The three companies will integrate both their Android iterations to connect to the new peer-to-peer system. The new service is open to other manufacturers as well with interest in joining the team, according to Xiaomi.
It’s no surprise that the three companies work together since they are under one parent company, BBK Electronics. Moving forward, its likely OnePlus will also join the bandwagon since it is still under BBK Electronics.
Although news about the new file transfer protocol has just broken out recently, the system is near the final stages of development. Xiaomi says the beta version is slated to be released by the end of this month.