Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo teamed up to create a unified solution that would allow developers to easily upload their apps to all their stand-alone app stores at the same time.
In other words, a developer building an Android app can use this new solution to upload it to stores belonging to all these tech giants simultaneously, without having to manually submit the app to each store individually.
While at first glance this is a move supposed to help the Chinese companies make it easier for developers to upload their apps, it’s also a step that helps them grow their stores and reduce reliance on the Google Play Store.
Huawei was banned in mid-May 2019 by the United States government from using products developed by American companies, including Google’s Android. Due to the sanctions, Huawei can no longer offer its devices pre-loaded with Google services on international markets, so the company is working not only on its own operating system, but also on growing t… (read more)
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