Four Chinese smartphone giant Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo are said to be working on creating a Google Play Store alternative. Known as Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA), the platform will allow developers outside China to upload all of their apps on their respective app stores. GDSA will serve as a single place for apps from HUAWEI, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo app stores.
According to reports, this will help developers market their apps in the overseas market easily. The Google Play Store alternative already has a prototype website. It is expected to go live in March and the service will include 9 regions in total. This 9 regions will includes India, Indonesia, Russia, and others.
Reports also indicate that the new platform will attract more developers with better monetary benefits. A spoke people from Xiaomi who commented on the report said:
GDSA solely serves to facilitate the uploading of apps by developers to respective app stores of Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo simultaneously. There’s no competing interest between this service and the Google Play store.
Xiaomi was reported to have denied any involvement with HUAWEI on the propose platform. On the other hand, both HUAWEI, OPPO, and Vivo all declined to comment on this matter. Seeing these big four Chinese giants joining hands to take on Google Play Store will be interesting. More details will be brought to you after the official launching.