It is reported that Huawei HMS will cooperate with India’s Indus OS. And as expected, its 400,000 local apps will become a replacement for Google’s GMS and Play Store.
With the official launch of HMS mobile services and the AppGallery application store in Europe at the end of last month, Huawei has launched an offensive around the world, seeking cooperation to expand the HMS ecosystem. At the moment, it is actively cooperating with Indian companies, the world’s second-largest smartphone market. When they reach a final agreement, Huawei will become offering its own mobile service to the market with more than two billion population.
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According to some sources, Huawei is negotiating with India’s Indus OS. Its app store App Bazaar is very popular in the local area. It has more than 400,000 applications in more than 12 local languages.
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Interestingly, Indus OS also has a close relationship with Samsung. Samsung invested $5.75 million in 2019 to obtain a 20% stake in OSLabs. This is a company behind Indus OS. Samsung also needs the Galaxy Store in India to support the Indus OS app store.
The cooperation between Huawei and Indus OS helps to solve the trouble caused by the absence of the Google Store and GMS in the Indian market. And it once again revitalizes the sales of Huawei and Honor brand phones in the Indian market.
At present, the negotiations between the two sides have not been finally announced. Once the cooperation is reached, the two sides will first cooperate in the Indian market. If this is smooth, this model will be promoted globally.
Is Huawei going to be a third company sucking private user data, beside Google and Apple? Huawei should ditch GMS and switch to open source, privacy friendly ecosystem like /e/ OS from e foundation. There is no need to collect any personal data. They can provide privacy to users instead of trying to be another walled garden.