Rumor reports that Huawei is considering charging a 20% commission for apps on its HarmonyOS App Store

Bloomberg reports that Huawei is considering charging a 20% commission for apps on its HarmonyOS App Store, which is lower than the rates of Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Apple and Google currently charge a 30% commission on purchases of apps, games, movies, or music subscriptions made through their respective app stores. So far, Huawei has not levied any commission on in-app purchases for non-game applications within the HarmonyOS App Store.

The majority of app store revenue comes from channel service games. Insiders reveal that Huawei is in discussions with game developers about a 20% commission. The company aims to attract developers to create games for its system by lowering the commission, especially as some Chinese smartphone manufacturers take up to a 50% cut of in-app purchases for channel service games.

Since the release of the Mate 60 Pro last year, demand for Huawei smartphones has increased. Huawei’s net profit grew by 564% in the first quarter of this year as the company gained market share from Apple and others. Data from Counterpoint Research shows that in the first quarter of this year, the market share of Huawei’s HarmonyOS in China also surpassed that of iOS.

source: 163news