The collaboration between Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi will make phone switching easier

Switching phones might be hard for some users. They could find it quite difficult to transfer all of their data from one device to another. Although data can be transferred to a new device when you sign in with your Google account. However, the data from some apps are non-transferable. It is because not all third-party apps support data transfer. Thus, users have to set up their apps as soon as they change their smartphones.

To cater to this issue, Chinese companies have come forward with a possible solution. It is reported that Oppo, Xiaomi, and Vivo are going to collaborate to ensure easy data transfer from third-party apps. The feature will be exclusive to users who switch devices between the above-mentioned companies’ brands. Thus, indicating that users could freely switch between devices from these companies without the hassle of setting up their third-party apps again.

The blog post of Xiaomi on Weibo states that “To provide users with a better replacement experience, Xiaomi has partnered with Oppo and Vivo. You don’t have to worry about your chat history when switching phones because Xiaomi has recently added support for migrating third-party application data from Vivo and Oppo phones in addition to system data like contacts and photos.

The feature will be exclusive to China

Well, you might be happy to hear about this feature. But there is an unpleasant surprise. The feature will remain exclusive to China. It will be introduced on smartphones that are manufactured for local use. The international editions of smartphones won’t be provided with this feature. Therefore, international users will have to set up third-party apps manually while swapping between different Android smartphones.

Furthermore, this is not the first time that these Chinese companies have collaborated. The same companies had come forward with a unified file-sharing solution in 2020. This feature permits users to share files between smartphones manufactured by these three smartphone manufacturers. In addition to this, these three companies have created the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA). It enables the developers to upload apps to the three companies’ app store stores at the same time.

Of course, the news is quite exciting. But it has a long way to go before it is introduced to the general public.