The rumored Chinese app store by Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Huawei is going to rival Google Play Store.
The Chinese app store will be under the GDSA platform
The new platform named Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA) seeks to facilitate the work of application developers. It has the participation of Chinese companies such as Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Huawei with their digital stores.
In this way, GDSA offers integral services to developers, such as distribution, development support and brand promotion or monetization. “These services help developers improve their brand awareness and obtain a large number of high quality users and traffic monetization,” the alliance explains on its website.
The announcement of the brand new platform positioned itself as the Chinese alternative to the Google’s app store, Play Store.
The members denied competition, said it will unify the apps
However, Xiaomi denied it in a statement. The company said “There are no competing interests between this service and Google Play Store”.
On the other hand, Oppo did not comment about the rumors. The alliance explains the new app store “serves only to facilitate uploading the apps to the app stores of Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo simultaneously.”
As explained on its website, GDSA already reached nine countries and regions of the world. These countries include India, Indonesia, Russia and Malaysia. In this way, Oppo and Vivo that are part of the Chinese manufacturer BBK Electronics, plan to launch their apps on a unified store.
Xiaomi will also join this initiative. The company also said they don’t seek a competition with Google or the Play Store.
Even though the rumours, the alliance doesn’t mention Huawei as a member
Huawei, on the other hand, is a tech company affected by the commercial war between the US and China. The company has already launced phones without Google Play Services. Huawei also began to develop its own platform to avoid the impact of not being able to use Google’s store or services.
Huawei, cited by Reuters as a possible member of the consortium, made no statements about this initiative that brings together Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi. And Huawei is not mentioned by the Global Developer Service Alliance too.