These companies already have their own app stores, and Huawei has even reinforced its focus on the App Gallery in the face of the United States embargo, but the new platform, called Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA), will allow developers to submit its applications simultaneously in all the app stores of the Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi brands. The information provided by the Reuters agency and has not yet been confirmed by the companies.
The platform should be launched in March, but this date may not be met now due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The shared information reveals that the platform will initially cover nine regions, including India, Indonesia and Russia, in addition to China.
The smartphone user base of the four large brands, with Huawei remaining at number two in the global market and Xiaomi and Vivo gaining more and more weight.
Together, the four companies accounted for 40.1% of world sales of mobile phones in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to IDC.
Google services are banned in the Chinese market and this has forced smartphone manufacturers to look for alternatives for Chinese users, while maintaining access to the Google Play store in other regions. The US embargo on Huawei forced the company to reinforce its bet on an alternative, with Huawei Mobile Services.