Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, four of the companies that have more weight in the global smartphone market, will join forces to compete with the leadership of the Play Store through their own app stores.
These have been gaining relevance throughout the years, with the maximum exponent having lived last year after the US veto against Huawei, which impedes the Asian firm to establish commercial deals with North American companies including Google, forcing to the company to amplify in a special way its own alternatives. Reuters now reports that the four cited have joined under the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA).
GDSA, of which few data are known, will allow developers Upload your applications and programs directly to Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo stores simultaneously, thus facilitating its distribution among companies that cover 40% of the current smartphone market.
Potential outside of China
According to the aforementioned medium, companies expect expand with it the use of its app stores outside of China, competing with the Google Play Store. The platform may begin to be operational next March, although none of the companies have spoken about it.
Initially, it will be available at nine regions around the world, among which are India, Indonesia and Russia. It is expected that key regions for these firms, such as Spain, are among those chosen in order to have access to the new Asian proposal.
Developers may initially have more incentives to provide their software through the GDSA platform, with greater exposure and, potentially, also a more attractive payback.
MS in Hypertext