Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi join forces to challenge Play Store monopoly
February 6, 2020 at 1:32 p.m. ET: A Xiaomi representative contacted Android Authority with a comment on the GDSA news. Apparently, Xiaomi’s goal with joining the group isn’t meant to create competition with Google — it’s simply meant to make developers’ lives easier when uploading to multiple app stores from other manufacturers.
The brands work together under the name Global Developers Service Alliance (GDSA). The manufacturers all work with their own app store, but with the new platform developers can simultaneously offer their apps to all those stores.