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China’s Smartphone Titans Come Together to Challenge Google’s Play Store

China’s Smartphone Titans Come Together to Challenge Google's Play Store

China’s Xiaomi, Huawei, Vivo, and Oppo are becoming a member of groups to build a platform for developers outside China to upload apps onto all of their app stores. Analysts say they are planning to challenge the dominance of Google’s Play store.China’s Smartphone Titans Come Together to Challenge Google's Play Store

The four corporations are rolling out kinks in what is known as the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA). The platform wants to make it easier for developers of video games, music, movies, and different apps to market their applications in overseas markets, based on people with information on the matter.

The GDSA initially intended to release next month, sources stated, although it’s not clear how that might be affected by the recent coronavirus epidemic

A prototype website says the service will initially cover nine “regions” such as India, Indonesia, and Russia.

Oppo and Vivo are both controlled by Chinese producer BBK Electronics. All four firms declined to comment on this report.

Google, whose services are outlawed in China, earned around $8.8 billion worldwide from the Play store last year, stated Katie Williams, an analyst at Sensor Tower.

Google further sells content similar to movies, books, and apps on the Play store and takes a 30% commission.

Chinese distributors are trying to seize a greater share of software and services as hardware sales retard, said Will Wong, a smartphone analyst with IDC.

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