Huawei wants developers to publish on its app store

Kosmik

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Makes sense for those targeting outside America, especially those targeting Africa as a market.
 

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Makes sense for those targeting outside America, especially those targeting Africa as a market.
I doubt they'll do well without Android. As it is, people here prefer BMW and Mercedes to GWM and Haval irrespective of price.
We don't do prefab housing and insist on brick, etc. etc.
That said, the rest of Africa would possibly love it... though you'll still see Toyota, Nissan etc. north of our borders - they seem to be the only cars that survive as used cars.
 

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I doubt they'll do well without Android. As it is, people here prefer BMW and Mercedes to GWM and Haval irrespective of price.
We don't do prefab housing and insist on brick, etc. etc.
That said, the rest of Africa would possibly love it... though you'll still see Toyota, Nissan etc. north of our borders - they seem to be the only cars that survive as used cars.
It will still be Android. Android is opensource, its the access to Google that is being canned ie: appstore and apps etc.
 

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I doubt they'll do well without Android. As it is, people here prefer BMW and Mercedes to GWM and Haval irrespective of price.
We don't do prefab housing and insist on brick, etc. etc.
That said, the rest of Africa would possibly love it... though you'll still see Toyota, Nissan etc. north of our borders - they seem to be the only cars that survive as used cars.
Poor examples.

Most people don't buy an OS, they buy a phone with the functional apps they want. It was the normal, non-geeky, workers class guy that make Mxit, BBM and Whatsapp popular. The same guy was responsible for the highest penetration of smartphones in Africa and embrace foreign brands .
I remember many non-geeky people bought some Samsung phones for the brand, they did not decide to go and buy a phone with Tizen as the OS. Android is the most popular phone OS, not because the masses prefer it, but because it is loaded on most phones they can afford to buy.

The masses simply need acess to their most used apps, the majority of the phones just happens to have Android on it.
 

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It will still be Android. Android is opensource, its the access to Google that is being canned ie: appstore and apps etc.
I remember reading something that their OS uses a more efficient micro kernel that make Android apps runs faster/better.
 

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AppGallery needs to be independent of a phone vendor so all users can install and use like Aptoide F-Droid, APKPure.

I see Google is playing dirty tricks with Aptoide - Google want another $5b fine.

https://googleplayfair.com/
Since Summer 2018, Google Play Protect flags Aptoide as a harmful app, hiding it in users’ Android devices and requesting them to uninstall it.
 

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I remember reading something that their OS uses a more efficient micro kernel that make Android apps runs faster/better.
Not sure about that but it makes sense that they customise the android base ( hence the EMUI ) for their hardware. They can then run hardware optimisations.
 

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The masses simply need acess to their most used apps, the majority of the phones just happens to have Android on it.
App stores are the no1 reason people don't switch between iPhone and Android. Moving from one Android phone to another is seamless... If it makes use of Google services. When you buy Android you are definitely not buying it for the OS, you are buying it for the playstore & service integration.

Saying that people won't notice is a naive understanding of the market.
The data shows customers, especially non-tech customers, don't like switching to new platforms that involve re-installing apps, configuring, new email, etc.

It is the biggest barrier for switching and exactly why BBM lasted as long as it did.
Even when Android was superior in just about every way BBM still sold phones here.

There is no doubt in my mind that Huawei is going to lose the majority of their customers.
Unless the Google ban is suspended.
 

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The data shows customers, especially non-tech customers, don't like switching to new platforms that involve re-installing apps, configuring, new email, etc.
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They do that anyway when they get a new phone?
 

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The data shows customers, especially non-tech customers, don't like switching to new platforms that involve re-installing apps, configuring, new email, etc.
Nonsense. That's exactly what they do.

It is the biggest barrier for switching and exactly why BBM lasted as long as it did.
Even when Android was superior in just about every way BBM still sold phones here.
The masses don't switch platforms (you just don't seemed to understand), they move to the most affordable option for their need. After Mxit, BBM was the next best affordable communication option. That is why they were using BBM, not because they liked Blackberry phones, but because it solves a problem...cheap communication

If Huawei adds a similar heavily subsidized chat service to all its phones, at least for a limited time, Andriod will lose all their bandwidth starved users in a heart beat, just like we see in the past how it happens. Once that happens, business usually follows the masses, so other apps will come.
 
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Nonsense. That's exactly what they do.
Have you even used Android?

Everything happens seamlessly, you don't need to do anything but sign into google and everything downloads.
Including your WhatsApp messages, apps, contacts, photos, videos, etc.
 

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Nonsense. That's exactly what they do.
Unless forced to, a lot of non-tech savvy won't, and those who are tech savvy should know better than to buy a huawei if they're keeping everything separate.
 

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Release the bootloader code. Huawei wants XDA to help their sorry arses.
But still won't release the code.
Comes back to bite you, stupid arrogant twats.
 
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