Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo join forces to share data from third-party apps: all the details
Upgrading to a brand new smartphone is exciting and tedious at the same time as users have to transfer all data and digital content from the old device to the new one. AirDrop makes it quick to share photos, documents, and videos, among other things, between Apple devices, but it’s less convenient with Android handsets. Today, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo have teamed up to create a new solution that enables seamless data transfers between their handsets. Apart from sharing photos and contacts, the new pact allows users to transfer third-party app data between Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo smartphones. In 2020, brands owned by BBK Electronics and Samsung worked together to develop a new P2P file transfer protocol.
Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo took to Weibo to announce their new partnership aimed at providing an improved replacement experience for users. With this, users will be able to transfer third-party app data between smartphones of the aforementioned brands. This would keep old chat records when switching phones. BBK-owned brands already support the migration of system data such as contacts and photos between their smartphones.
Users can migrate data from Oppo and Vivo smartphones to a Xiaomi handset by opening the Mi Switch, according to Xiaomi. After selecting the old mobile type as Android, users can scan the code with the corresponding device to install Mi Replacement on the new handset to complete the data transfer.
Third-party app data migration can be performed on Xiaomi handsets running on MIUI 4.0.0 and above, Oppo smartphones with ColorOS 13.3.7 and above, and Vivo phones with OriginOS 220.127.116.11 and above. The enhanced data migration feature is currently only available in China.
In 2020, the three brands alongside Realme, OnePlus, Black Shark, Meizu and Samsung have teamed up to facilitate wireless file transfer systems between their handsets. The alliance known as the “Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance” worked quite similarly to Apple’s AirDrop feature and allowed users to transfer files, images, and videos without using third-party apps like than ShareIt and Xender.
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