Throughout this year 2020, Huawei saw the United States’ decision to oppose the company’s access to any product from the United States strengthened. This directly affected the ability to use not only Android as before, but also Google apps.
To replace them, he created alternatives, from an app store called AppGallery to his own search engine, which is launching today in Europe for mobile devices.
Go Petal and Petal Search search engines reach all mobile phones in Europe
The company has announced that its new search engine is up and running so that any mobile user in Europe can use it, not just those with branded devices, as has happened so far.
For this they did not activate one web address, but two, gopetal.com and petalsearch.com. The reason why there are two options has not been explained, although aesthetically they are on the same page.
This search engine works throughout Europe from Europe, and has been optimized using artificial intelligence. Plus, it has an interface designed for mobile, which makes it a shock to use it on desktop devices.
We have several search categories, such as sports, cinema, shopping, hotels or flights, which offer different results depending on the country in which we are searching.
At the bottom we are invited to download the app from this same search engine, which we can download and install using a classic APK.
Looking to create a complete ecosystem beyond the search engine
Huawei is showing with this movement that it will not only do without Android with Harmony OS but that it wants to create alternatives for all Google applications, including the all-powerful search engine.
This is something really complex that no company outside of China or Russia has done, and for political reasons only.
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