The trade war between US and China has taken another turn as the heavyweights in the Chinese smartphone industry have come together to form an alliance. This alliance has been formed by Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, and Vivo to compete and probably topple Google Play Store and the Android OS.
The alliance is going to give rise to a platform called the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA). The platform when created, will enable developers around the world to upload their apps onto the respective app stores of these 4 smartphone companies. This for sure, could grow to become a real competitor to Google’s Play Store app market, which dominates the mobile world currently.
The Global Developer Service Alliance platform, which is scheduled to go up in March 2020, will initially debut in 9 countries. They include Spain, Indonesia, Russia, Thailand, the Philippines, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and China.
This is seen as a pretty good initiative as it will widen the income streams of developers of game, movie, music, and photo apps. It could also be a huge win for Huawei which is developing its own operating software called Harmony OS.
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Though this is a huge step for the Chinese smartphone makers, the creation of the platform is long overdue as Chinese phone makers already have their own app stores but users barely patronize the stores because of the unavailability of popular apps that exist on Google Play Store.