A smartphone with the Huawei and 5G network logo is seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture taken January 29, 2020.
Sources say the launch was originally scheduled for March 2020 but it is unaware how the coronavirus outbreak may affect this.
These include Russia, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, but no word on whether South Africa or any other country in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region has been earmarked.
Reuters reported today that the companies involved in the project are Huawei Technologies Co. "There's no competing interest between this service and the Google Play store". In the past, several tech companies like Samsung and Amazon tried and failed in capturing a substantial market share from the Google Play Store. Google has not commented on the news either.
"Secondly, it's to start to build some more negotiation power against Google".
IDC Consultancy's data for 2019's fourth quarter shows the four major Chinese smartphone manufacturers to account for 40.1% of the total handset shipments across the globe.
Forming this alliance also gives Huawei some leverage on Google. The move will also help the four companies expand more into software and services as hardware sales decline.
Huawei's app store comes with 45000 apps, and although users can download the existing Android apps, they won't be able to use Google Mobile Services.
However, managing the alliance may be a challenge Peng said. However, managing the alliance can be a challenging task and the whole execution of the alliance can be difficult since it's hard to tell which company is putting in more effort and investment. Their tussle has been going around for almost a year now, and we are unlikely going to see the ban lifted in the coming days.