Chinese Mobile Makers to Challenge Google Play Store

Ciara Alarcon
Chinese mobile giants Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo have teamed up to break the dominance of Google’s Play Store.

Chinese Mobile Makers to Challenge Google Play Store
Chinese Mobile Makers to Challenge Google Play Store

According to Reuters, the companies formed an alliance – dubbed as the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA) – to allow developers outside China to create a platform wherein they can upload apps onto all of their app stores simultaneously.

As they joined forces, GDSA will enable developers of games, music, movies, and other apps to easily market their apps in other parts of the world.

In case you missed it, OPPO and Vivo are both owned by Chinese manufacturer BKK Electronics. On the other hand, Xiaomi denied Huawei’s participation, as GDSA “solely serves to facilitate the uploading of apps by developers to respective app stores of Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo simultaneously.”

Xiaomi’s spokesman also claimed that there’s no competing interest between GDSA and the Google Play Store.

Huawei, OPPO, and Vivo did not comment on this issue though.

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The GDSA is expected to launch in March, while a prototype website revealed that it will initially cover nine markets, including India, Indonesia, and Russia.

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Source: Reuters

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