Huawei has taken a swipe at Google’s Play Store claiming users, phone makers and developers are hungry for an alternative marketplace.
Huawei director Jerry Huang claimed Google’s hold on developers and consumers is not as strong as most people believe during a briefing attended by Trusted Reviews.
“We know developers are working on GMS Core to get on Google and iOS core for the Apple App Store. This is the current business model they’re working to. You’re either Google or Apple,” he said.
“We asked, are they satisfied with that? We see today with Google there’s around 2.9 million apps [on Play Store] and everyday 6000 more are released. Huge numbers. However, the reality is that 50% of users are downloading zero apps a month, so they’re not interested in new releases….