Huawei set to end Apple, Google monopoly

Huawei HarmonyOS set to overthrow Google Play Store and Apple Store
Following the ban of Huawei from the 5G networks in many countries, and the severing of relations with Google, the company is gearing up to launch it Harmony operating system (HarmonyOS) with the accompanying AppGallery, backed by the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) to break the monopoly of Google and Apple in the OS market. 
Harmony OS is already making very impressive strides in part of the world and the company says it is set to end the the 10-year dominance of Google and Apple in the app volume and value market.
Since the US ban on Huawei, several other countries and companies, which had dealing with Huawei have also severed their relations with them, by halting supplies to Huawei and or rejecting equipment from Huawei.
Huawei Founder, Ren Zhengfei declared that the ban would affect the company for at most five years, after which they will bounce back as if nothing went wrong; and it seems his prophecy has already started manifesting.
Indeed, at this year’s Huawei Developers Conference, President of Global Partnerships and Eco-Development at Huawei Consumer Business Group, Wang Yanmin showcased the achievements of the Huawei AppGallery and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) so far.

The presentation showed that the AppGallery now reaches 490 million monthly active users in over 170 countries or regions of the world.

It also showed that within the first half of 2020, user app downloads from the AppGallery reached 261 billion, indicating the popularity growth of the app marketplace among users.

Currently, 1.8 million developers globally have joined Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem and more than 96,000 applications have integrated with HMS Core worldwide.

Wang Yanmin mentioned that in terms of size, AppGallery has already had the ability to compete with Google and Apple’s app ecosystem, adding that the dual monopoly of Google and Apple has last for over ten years, which is not good for all aspects of the industry including developers and should be ended.

For example, Google takes away over 30% of developers in-app purchase revenue as well as advertisements commissions and the same cut in developer revenue also applies in Apple’s ecosystem.

Wang stressed that it’s time for a challenger to build such a new app ecosystem that can be more fair and open.

The long-term goal of HMS is to achieve a level of equivalent of Google and Apple’s app ecology. To achieve this aim, developers must be Huawei’s top priority.

According to Huawei, its policy allows developers to earn more through their apps because Huawei takes about 15% fo their app revenue, which is almost the half compared to Google and Apple’s.

On the other hand, Wang also brought GMS in the discussion and said that HMS has now achieved basic usability and it’s easy to use. To grow HMS and AppGallery on the overseas market, Huawei is partnering with different popular appmakers and industry leaders to put their app on AppGallery and bring their content for Huawei device users.

Also, Huawei is launching special incentives and support programs for developers to make their apps with HMS platform.


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