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Huawei plans a lower fee structure than Apple for in-app purchases: Report



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Huawei is reportedly planning a significant cut-off for in-app purchases against its rivals Apple and Google. The step will mainly apply to the HarmonyOS-powered devices, probably in the coming time to enhance the app experience for users.

In recent times, the Chinese OEM has surpassed Apple in many sectors including phones, tablets, PCs, and mainly the operating system. Now it seems Huawei wants to take this success to the next level with more efficient AppGallery services.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Huawei now plans to lower the fee structure for in-app purchases on HarmonyOS devices over Apple and Google’s Android OS.

In-app purchases refer to extra content or subscriptions that users buy in an application. Users eventually make payments in app stores for stuff like apps, games, movies, e-books, and other items present in the application store market.

While the ordinary charge for in-game purchases from Apple is 30% and Google is 50%, Huawei considers bringing this mark to 20% for HarmonyOS devices.

HarmonyOS has been a fee-free platform so far. As per the details, the Chinese phone maker kept it out of charge to allure developers and users towards its self-developed operating system. Now the firm feels to have a wide user base for fee collection.

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Huawei plans a lower fee structure than Apple for in-app purchases (Image Credits: Huawei Central)

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This move also underlines Huawei’s confidence to lock horns with its rivals for the crown of the ‘best OS’. The company is constantly making efforts to attract consumers for its “true and independent operating system” over other alternatives.

Inputs further reveal that Huawei has not taken the decision on this matter, but considering it. Perhaps the fee structure may shift to high or low figures in the coming days.

Huawei could initiate this step with HarmonyOS NEXT. The company is ready to launch the first consumer beta of the new OS on June 21. Thus we might hear about some efficient facilities related to the in-app purchases on the stage. Read More…

(Source – Bloomberg)

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