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