Android, owned by Google, is one of the widely used mobile platforms around the globe. With its introduction in the early stages, Google revamped the Play Store after acquiring Android with lots of benefits and flexibility to the developers. Also, with the ADK, developers can quickly build their apps with required specifications. It is no wonder if, at any time, a Play Store alternative shows up.
With the recent developments of the US-Huawei issues, Google backed off from providing further support to Huawei, which came as an utter shock to all of us. However, Huawei has since foreseen this happening. We know how they had their development of an OS under work undercover. Currently, reports from Reuters say that Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo are coming together to build a platform for devs outside China to upload their apps to all the app stores simultaneously.
What is called the Global Developer Service Alliance (GDSA), will be reportedly launching in March this year. The GDSA will help the developers in uploading their apps simultaneously across four app stores. We already know that Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo have their own app stores provided in their smartphones.
As earlier said, Huawei has been working on its own OS, Harmony OS, and expecting how big of a deal can these four market-dominating companies establish, and it is pretty evident that they are trying to dominate the Google Play Store. Although Oppo and Vivo, owned by BBK Electronics, are in the scene, there is no confirmation of OnePlus and Realme, which are both subsidiaries of BBK Electronics stepping in. For now, the Play Store alternative prototype website says that the platform will cover nine regions, which include India, Indonesia, and Russia.