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Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo to challenge dominance of Google Play store

Together, the four companies made up 40.1% of global handset shipments in the fourth quarter of 2019

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Reuters  |  China 

China's Xiaomi, 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. The four companies are ironing out kinks in what is known as the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA). The platform aims to make it easier for developers of games, music, movies and other apps to market their apps in overseas markets, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The GDSA was initially ...

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First Published: Thu, February 06 2020. 16:37 IST