GDSA 2020: Huawei leaves Global Developer Service Alliance

According to the  GDSA (Global Developer Service Alliance ) 2020 official website, the logo of Huawei has been removed, it seems like Huawei, which we recently read that along with Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, have created the alternative Google Play Store, has left.

The earlier reports of Reuters stated that Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi are working together as a team to upload apps onto all of their app stores at the same time. Huawei Technologies, Oppo and Vivo are joining forces to create a platform for developers outside China to upload apps onto all of their app stores simultaneously, in a move analysts say is meant to challenge the dominance of Google’s Play store.

Together the four companies made up 40.1% of global handset shipments in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the consultancy IDC. While Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi have full access to Google services in international markets, Huawei lost access for new devices last year after the United States barred American suppliers from selling goods and services to it, citing national security.

For now, Google’s Play Store has 2.9 million apps (December 2019), after surpassing 1 million apps in July 2013. Google Play was originally launched in October 2008 under the name Android Market.

The official reply from Huawei is still to come. Stay tuned for more.



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