The presentation of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, which will soon be launched in Europe, also left us with two new Huawei applications (Huawei Docs and Petal Maps) intended to replace Google’s own applications. These two applications are in addition to another that the brand launched a few months ago: Search for petals.
Petal Search can be considered as a Huawei alternative to the Google app. It is an application that serves as a search engine, with which you can search for applications, news, photos and more. After its launch this summer, some improvements have been incorporated into this app.
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Petal Search: a search engine for Huawei mobiles
Petal Search is an application that we can download from the Huawei AppGallery, so it works as a stand-alone application on the phone. Thanks to it, we will be able to carry out searches of all kinds, to find news, photos, weather or stock information, as well as applications and games.
To achieve these results, Huawei relies on its own bot, called Petalbot. They won’t use Google or Bing for this, but their bot is the one that’s responsible for crawling the web for the term you entered. As with the Google app on Android, it also has its own search bar in the form of a widget, so we can search from the home screen.
Find anything on your mobile
At the interface level, Petal Search is a really simple application. It has a total of three tabs: For You (a sort of Discover where we have news that we may be interested in organized into categories), Search (where we can search for whatever we want) and Me (your profile and settings for the website). ‘application). Its use will therefore not cause problems for anyone.
The first tab of this app is a kind of Google Find out where Huawei brings together news divided into categories (news, sport, entertainment …) from media that could interest us. You can click on them to have them open in their entirety and be able to read them. At the top of this tab we have a search engine, in case we are interested in searching for news on a specific topic or person.
The central tab, the Search tab, is probably the most important in Petal Search. This is the tab of the search engine itself, where we can search for anything we want, and what this search engine allows us to filter in a simple way
Also, when we go to enter a search term, it will show us the trending terms at that moment, in case we want to search for any of them. The search engine works well and presents us with a large number of results in every way, so in that sense it can compete with the Google search engine. As you use it more, your results will be more precise and better match what you are looking for.
The last tab of Petal Search is Me, where you have the application settings. You can enable Incognito mode from there, as well as view browsing history, manage downloads, or access options to customize your search (filter content or turn on voice search).
Huawei Docs and Petal Maps: new substitutes for Google applications
Huawei presents two of its own applications that replace Google applications: Huawei Docs and Petal Maps are already official and will soon arrive in beta.
Although it is a search engine similar to the Google search engine, Petal Search has one key or primary function: search for apps. This is the main goal of this app because we can search for apps and the results come from different sources. Since while searching for apps, we get results from APK Mirror, APKPure, Aptoide, Huawei AppGallery and the Google Play Store.
Depending on the option you choose, it will take us to the app store in question, either the web or an app store like the AppGallery. In addition to downloading them, we are also given the possibility to manage our applications by Petal Search. So we can check for updates for our apps, without having to go into the AppGallery to check for them.
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