Google Play Store Alternative Launch Plan by Russians on Victory Day
The Russian tech enthusiasts are looking to launch an alternative of Google Play Store after Alphabet owned company suspends all the payment options in the country including Subscription amid Ukraine crisis and due to western sanctions. The plan to launch their own application store is on May 9, a national holiday that celebrates victory in Russia, the organization behind the action said on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the tech giants including Google blocked two media mobile apps - RT & Sputnik from the play store. In response to this, Moscow has blocked Google News service in the country.
"Unfortunately, Russians can no longer normally use Google Play to buy apps and developers have lost their source of income," - Vladimir Zykov, director of projects at organization, "This is why we have created a Russian app shop, NashStore,".
The store has been given a name 'NashStore' that means 'OurStore' in English translation. The Store serves only android smartphone devices as of now and supports Russian Mir bank cards for payments.