Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo teamed up to create an analogue of Google Play.
Alles Europa News reports that Huawei began to produce smartphones without components from the United States.
The platform supposedly should simplify the promotion of products in foreign markets.
Four Chinese tech companies Xiaomi, Huawei , Oppo and Vivo plan to join the Global Service Developers Alliance ( GDSA) to create a competitor to Google Play, Reuters reports citing its own sources.
The Alliance of Companies will develop a platform for manufacturers of gaming, music, film and television content. It is reported that the GDSA platform supposedly should simplify the promotion of products in foreign markets.
Alles Europa News recalled that Apple lost to Huawei in smartphone sales in 2019, but became the leader in the fourth quarter.
On the prototype of the GDSA website, it is reported that initially the platform will cover nine regions, including India, Indonesia and Russia.
“ With the help of the alliance, companies will be able to use their advantages in different regions: Xiaomi has a strong user base in India, Vivo and Oppo in Southeast Asia, and Huawei in Europe,” said Nicole Peng, vice president of mobile research at Canalys analytic firm.
All four companies declined to comment on the story.
It is noted that at the end of 2019, Google earned $ 8.8 billion globally in the Play store.
In addition, the company receives about 30% of the commission on the sale of films, books and applications. Google also turned out to comment on the situation of the publication.
According to reports, the creation of the alliance was supposed to be announced in March, but due to an outbreak of coronavirus, company plans may change.
Which of the companies will have a controlling stake and how the platform will be managed is still unknown.
Chinese companies Huawei, Xiaomi Oppo and Vivo have teamed up with the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA) , a global service developer alliance. They join forces to create their own analogue of Google Play.
Why is it necessary.
The platform is designed to facilitate the authors of games, music, films and applications promoting products in foreign markets.
That is, developers will be able to upload their applications simultaneously to all the app stores of these companies.
“ By creating this alliance, each company will strive to take advantage of others in different regions, having a strong user base of Xiaomi in India, Vivo and Oppo in Southeast Asia and Huawei in Europe.
Secondly , it is starting to build up forces against the Google » , – Nicole says Peng, vice president of the mobile division to market research firm Canalys.
According to analysts, Chinese manufacturers are trying to capture a large share of software and services, as hardware sales are slowing down.
Most likely, to combat Google, they will offer developers more favorable conditions for hosting applications and making money.
Sources say that the GDSA website was planned to be launched in March, but whether the outbreak of coronavirus in China will affect the timing is still unknown.
They want to launch the site in test mode in 9 countries, including Russia, India and Indonesia.
Companies themselves have not yet commented on this information.
Recall from Huawei, by the way, already has its own application store , but from him until 45,000 applications compared to 3 million Google Play.
war with Google.
Alles Europa News reports that In 2019, Google earned $ 8.8 billion on its own services through a 30% commission, which it takes back from each purchase.
And this, of course, should not please application developers.
At least that is what alliance members hope for, which are likely to offer them a lower percentage.
For example, in AppGallery, the commission is only 15% – this is half the amount that Google asks for.
It is also interesting that in total four of these companies account for 40.1% of the global supply of smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Alles Europa News reports that Huawei, in addition to the AppGallery application store, in the future may offer its users a full HarmonyOS operating system with a microkernel.
The presence of a small core and modular architecture will allow Huawei to use this system in many different devices: refrigerators, smartphones, smart watches, light bulbs, cars, computers.
What could be the problem? And they really can arise, because the alliance, as a rule, requires investment and leadership.
Which company will invest the most, and which will have the most influence on various issues? This remains a mystery.
government banned Google from providing its own services in May 2019.
This has led to the fact that in the new smartphones, Huawei no longer uses many applications of the American giant.
The scandal between Huawei and the US government meant giving up the most important thing – Google Play. Many were waiting for the consequences of these actions, but they became noticeable already in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Then, the supply of Huawei smartphones fell by 7%, and this is a surprisingly strong drop amid constant growth in the past.
After refusing Google services, Huawei officially announced that it would never return the American giant’s applications to its own devices, even if Google agrees to such a gamble.
Probably, Huawei is seriously indignant that they started an open war against it, however, declaring this, of course, the leadership of the Chinese giant is thinking about the future.
The company hopes that the global market can exist without Google Play.
Huawei offers its own services, for example, the AppGallery application store (not so long ago, the company began to pay developers for publishing applications in this store), which should become a worthy replacement for Google Play.
However, so far these are just words, because there are only 15 thousand applications in the Huawei store, while there are millions of them on Google Play.
Everything would be fine, but other Chinese manufacturers enter the game: Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo. Companies along with Huawei have become part of the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA), according to Reuters.
The task of the alliance will be to create a platform for the simplified publication of games, music, films and other applications in the stores of these brands.
They took this step in order to overcome the monopoly in the market represented by Google with its services. It’s amazing how another company can lose billions of dollars due to the actions of one company.
And this, of course, must be prevented, which is well understood by the leaders of large Chinese companies.
GDSA is scheduled to launch in March this year, and the alliance’s prototype site says the platform will cover nine regions.