Huawei launched the AppGallery app store, which no one asked for
Chinese giant Huawei announced the global launch of its own AppGallery app store. It is already pre-installed on the company's new flagship smartphones.
What does it mean?
At a minimum, there will be more duplicate applications on Huawei devices. And this is not some kind of know-how. Samsung, for example, has its Galaxy Apps store, which most users open only for downloading specific content. For example, Edge-panels for company flagships or applications for wearable gadgets Gear. In other cases, it's easier to find the one on Google Play.
With AppGallery the same story. This is another branded content store. Externally, it resembles the Apple App Store (as well as the EMUI shell is inspired by iOS). The interface is divided into several tabs with a selection of applications, a list of categories, the most popular downloads, the section for managing settings and account settings. In the catalog will only add high-quality content, Huawei also promises to occasionally delight users with interesting promotions.
AppGallery is already installed on Huawei P20 and P20 Pro and will be used in future smartphones of the manufacturer, although no one is going to get rid of Google Play yet. On older Huawei and Honor models, the store will appear in the second quarter of 2018.
The test version of the application can already be downloaded on the official website . AppGallery works only on smartphones of the company and requires a Huawei ID account.