Published On: Mon, Apr 16th, 2018

Banding Together

China’s biggest smartphone vendors and joining forces for a software platform that offers access to apps that can rival WeChat’s which currently has over one billion users worldwide.

Vendors like Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Huawei are some of the biggest names in the union’s membership, with Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi Corp and Hauwei Technologies Co. Teaming up with six of the smaller brands for Quick App. This service will allow its users to access a range of services that include mobile payments, a direct challenge to WeChat which is owned by Tencent Holding Ltd.

In China WeChat can be sourced on all of the major operating systems and is ever present as people use their smartphones for just about every service imaginable from buying food to paying their bills. Mini Programs has made the app even more entrenched by allowing it to become a one stop shop for all of life’s daily essentials.

A spokeswoman for Xiaomi, Kaylene Hong, is reported as saying “The vendors will each have equal status in the alliance, which is designed to improve efficiency for both smartphone users and app developers.”

When you begin to think of how much we have come to rely on our smartphones to fulfil many of our daily tasks, besides offering us our entertainment like access to the latest mobile casinos , movies and music, it seems pretty incredible to think that the first smartphone was introduced only ten years or so ago.

Since then, and as technology progressed alongside the creators and developers to provide us with an essential piece of kit, and to lose it or to have it stolen can be, for many, a minor disaster.

We all lead busy lives, and we expect to be able to connect with our friends and family when and wherever we choose, we want to be able to access our social media sites and carry out whatever we choose to do at our own convenience, a far cry from those times when all that a mobile was good for was making voice calls and texting.

This competitive spirt in the mobile market can only prove worthwhile for the consumer, and we watch with interest as new and exciting alliances are formed to challenge the companies that have, until now, collard the open market.

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