OnePlus, realme, Black Shark and Meizu have just joined the Peer to Peer Alliance, an association that seeks to create the Airdrop for Android.
A few months ago, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo partnered to create the Peer to Peer Alliance, an association that aims to create a common file-sharing standard that works over Wi-Fi Direct, guaranteeing local transfer speeds much faster than Bluetooth.
This tool that has already been adopted by these manufacturers continues to expand, and that is that companies such as Realme, OnePlus, Black Shark and Meizu have joined the alliance to include this technology in their customization layers.
The new function will just be like Airdrop
One of the added values of the Apple ecosystem is Airdrop, a function that allows you to easily exchange files between iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. Despite the fact that Airdrop has been a great iOS feature for years, on Android there was still no standard alternative, and companies like Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo got tired of waiting for a solution and formed Peer to Peer Alliance.
After creating the Peer to Peer Association, an organization from which they intend to establish a common language to send files in a simple way. The main value of these associations is that they are accessible to all users, and that is that an alternative for each manufacturer would never be feasible. Each new member of the association is a big step in favor of the standard.
The latest news is the entry of OnePlus, realme, Black Shark and Meizu into the ecosystem. Three of these four brands were expected to end up entering, as OnePlus and Realme belonged to BBK Electronics, a group of which Oppo and Vivo are also part. Similarly, Black Shark is a company that although it is not from Xiaomi, belongs to its ecosystem of products, so it was expected to enter. Meizu would be an interesting asset, being a somewhat more independent company.
However, it is a great step of this tool to transfer files. The next challenge for this block is that Google wants to support the Peer to Peer Alliance or get the support of Samsung or Huawei, which have their own solutions.