Chinese companies come together to create a competitor to Google Play

the Chinese company Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are planning to create a new platform for distribution of applications according to Reuters. In the fourth quarter of last year, total phone shipments four companies accounted for 40.1 per cent of the global smartphone market.

Manufacturers of Android smartphones together to build the equivalent and alternative to Google Play. At Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo has its own marketplace of apps, but a unified platform for developers allows to promote and distribute apps, games and music to all alternative online stores at the same time.

the Project is called “a Global Alliance of developers of services” (GDSA — Global Developer Service Alliance). The platform is designed to facilitate developers games, music, movies and other applications for Android smartphones expansion in markets around the world. In addition, it is planned that the Alliance will offer more favorable terms than Google.

GDSA Originally aimed to launch in March, although it is unclear how this will affect the outbreak of coronavirus, which some Chinese companies have suspended or transferred employees to remote work, announced by the source Agency.

According to the test version of the site GDSA, the original platform will cover nine regions, including India, Indonesia and Russia. All four major Chinese vendor refused to comment on the news.

“With the help of the Alliance companies will be able to use its advantages in various regions: from Xiaomi a strong user base in India, the Vivo and Oppo in Southeast Asia, and Huawei in Europe” — said Vice-President of mobile research firm Canalys, Nicole Peng.

“Google, whose services unavailable in China, earned about $8.8 billion in the global market via the Play Store in 2019. Google sells content such as movies, books and apps and getAET 30% Commission on every sale,” according to Kathy Williams, an analyst at Sensor Tower.