China Forms Alliance to Resolve Push Notification Issues on Android Smartphones
Zhang Xia
/SOURCE : Yicai
China Forms Alliance to Resolve Push Notification Issues on Android Smartphones

(Yicai Global) Sept. 22 -- China's Unified Push Notification Alliance Conference will be established on Oct. 16, allowing members to discuss the construction of a unified notification system on the Android mobile operating system.

The forum should help resolve issues caused by notifications in domestic Android phones, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's China Telecommunication Technology Labs suggest.

To ensure users receive timely notifications, many applications continuously push data in the background, meaning phones cannot enter 'deep sleep.' The frequent wake up calls for the phone also use more power, tech outlet ITHome reported on Sept. 21.

A number of companies have already participated in formulating standards and are expected to be the first firms in the alliance:

  • Huawei Technologies Co.
  • OPPO Electronics Corp.
  • Vivo Communication Technology Co.
  • Beijing Xiaomi Technology Co.
  • Samsung Group
  • Meizu Telecom Equipment Co.
  • Gionee Communication Equipment Co.
  • Nubia Technology Co.
  • Google Inc.
  • Baidu Inc. [NASDAQ:BIDU]
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. [NYSE:BABA]
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd. [HKG:0700]

Based on the upcoming unified standard, applications won't need to wake up the phone to send notifications, which will lead to a user experience similar to Apple Inc.'s [NASDAQ:AAPL] operating system, iOS, said developers who heard about the upcoming Android standard.

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