Huawei, the famous Chinese technology giant, is presently testing AppSearch. It is a new software the manufacturer has built and will seek to aid users in finding well known phone programs without having using Google’s Play Store service.
For those unaware, Huawei was hit with a trade ban by the US Commerce Department back in 2019. The manufacturer had been placed on the ‘Entity List’ and was deemed a risk to national security. Hence, Huawei was banned from buying or collaborating products or services with additional US based companies. This included firms like Google, and with the search giant being barred from working with the Chinese manufacturer, Huawei lost the official Google service and Android support as nicely.
Since then, Huawei has unveiled phones with Android OS, however these absence the Google Mobile service and are the vanilla version. Google’s Play Store is the most popular app gallery service in Android so it would be a perfect obstacle for Huawei and its large user base. Hence, the company had previously noted and released its Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) and is currently searching to further extend its software portfolio through the AppSearch.
As of straight presently, the AppGallery is the official app store from Huawei that will allow users download apps. But, this now lacks a lot of popular programs and does not have the same number of apps that Google’s Play Store’s vast collection stores. This is in which the AppSearch comes in, allowing users to find and download these types of popular APKs. Users had to initial rely on other third party apps stores like Amazon or Aptioide, but this might potentially liven up its software database.
AppSearch is presently being tried in Germany and is publically in the world on the official Huawei Germany web. According to the formal summary, the software plans to help users discover their favorite applications for Huawei phones with the HMS. The popular apps that could presently be found include things like Facebook, WhatsApp and numerous more. It is out there for the Mate 30 series, P40 series, and even the Mate Xs.