Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo join forces to compete with the Google Play Store

Is the Google Play Store concerned? Hard to believe, with more than 2.6 million apps. And yet, what would happen if the largest Chinese smartphone manufacturers gathered under the same banner to create their own platform, help developers create and distribute their applications?
google play store dominance might end as chinese manufacturers join forces together
Google play store / credit : Google
We have been talking about it for almost a year, especially since the case between Huawei and the United States: some Chinese smartphone manufacturers could join forces to offer their own alternative to the Google ecosystem. And … It’s done! According to Reuters, the 4 largest Chinese phone manufacturers have come together to counter the giant of Mountain View and offer new services, as well as a new application store. What seriously competes with the Play Store, or a way like any other to put pressure on Google.

One app to bring them all together (and shake Google!)

Until now, each smartphone manufacturer already had its own application store, whether it’s Oppo with its App Market, Huawei with its AppGallery, etc. What if they all finally offered a single application store? This could happen soon, as stated by Reuters.
Credit: Huawei

This is how, under the name of Global Developer Service Alliance, Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo came together. They want to set up a platform for game, music, film and various applications developers to market their creations. The platform could be launched in March 2020, but could be delayed a bit due to the Coronavirus epidemic, according to Reuters. The new platform could be launched in 9 ‘regions’ or countries, including India, Indonesia and Russia. It is not yet known whether this is an association linked only to these 9 regions, or whether the four mobile giants intend to quickly extend it to other countries, such as France in particular.

“By forming this alliance each company will be looking to leverage the others’ advantages in different regions, with Xiaomi’s strong user base in India, Vivo and Oppo in Southeast Asia, and Huawei in Europe,” says Nicole. Peng, vice-president of mobility at Canalys. She adds in the aftermath that this initiative is undoubtedly intended to begin to strengthen the power of the 4 entities against Google.

Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, as well as Google, have so far declined to comment on these informations.

Source : Reuters

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