OnePlus, Black Shark, Realme, and Meizu have introduced becoming a member of the Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance, a gaggle began by Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo that is pushing a single unified file switch resolution (which Android at the moment lacks) within the vein of Apple’s AirDrop for the Chinese language smartphone market.

The alliance was introduced again in August of final 12 months, and it did not take lengthy for the primary telephones to select up compatibility. On the time, Xiaomi welcomed “extra telephone manufacturers to affix us,” and it appears to be like like that did not take lengthy. OnePlus, Black Shark, Realme, and Meizu all took to Weibo yesterday in what’s clearly a coordinated announcement concerning their membership within the alliance, all publishing practically an identical posts praising the usual for options like a number of fireplace format assist and a 400 million consumer attain.

In keeping with XDA Builders, the file-sharing protocol utilized by the alliance helps as much as 20MBps — fairly respectable efficiency — and a few Black Shark units could already assist the usual forward of the corporate’s announcement to affix the alliance.

In the meantime, outdoors the alliance, file sharing on Android nonetheless lacks a straightforward, ubiquitous resolution. Google retired Android Beam as of Android 10/Q, and we’re all nonetheless ready on its successor, Close by Sharing, to select up the place it left off. Nonetheless, with Close by Sharing being part of Play Providers, loads of telephones meant for the Chinese language market won’t ever see the characteristic, so it is a good factor Chinese language producers are banding collectively to set their very own common requirements.