Due to a trade war between the United States and China, Huawei has had to acquire another Google Play. This is AppGallery, an app store used in China (where it is most popular), but new in the West.
Those who have already made any current Huawei models, including the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Huawei P40, they will have received the first time through an application store made by a Chinese company.
Huawei has made an effort to have AppGallery install those apps we use in the West. At present, it already has over 2.9 million applications and the company confirms that it is adding 600 new applications daily.
But as usual, it's not the scale that counts, but the quality. Most people only have 80 applications installed on their cell phone and it's hard to give up those you have worked for a long time.
Huawei is aware of this which is why it is already working with major app developers to bring their products to AppGallery. This is, for example, Epic Games, Snapchat, Microsoft Office or TikTok, which we can now download.
The company also wants to partner with small app developers to help its products reach a larger audience. It also gives them a very tempting financial judgment.
AppGallery itself is not bad. It has several lines of apps, personalized suggestions and Huawei Quick App technology, which lets you use the app almost immediately after you click on it.
In addition to being able to install and run apps right away, apps also weigh less than normal. This means that you can install multiple apps without having to make a huge impact on your space smartphone.
It's a matter of waiting for more developers to bet on introducing their programs to AppGallery. Next we will analyze which of the best apps you can find in the Huawei store.
Does AppGallery have the best-known apps on Google Play?
One of the biggest questions Huawei users have about AppGallery is whether it includes applications they need. Although the company tried hard, it still could not convince all the developers.
Of course, you may have already figured out that you won't find any Google-made app, like YouTube, because it requires Google Play Services to run. You should discard Gmail, Google Drive, etc.
One way to compare AppGallery with Google Play is to look at some of the most popular apps later and see if there is an equivalent in Huawei App Store. This item doesn't look right.
|The 20 most popular apps on Google Play||Is there an equivalent on Google Play?|
|Close Cloud Meetings||Connect download from browser|
|COVID Sy Symbom Tracker||No.|
|WhatsApp Messenger||Connect download from browser|
|Link to the official Instagram website|
|The squishy magic||No.|
|ebay||Link to the eBay website|
|Google Play Games||No (no!)|
It's interesting to see that Huawei has started adding links to public APK files, allowing you to download your applications smartphone excluding official app stores. The worst part is that you won't get any updates from software.
Apps that can be downloaded from AppGallery (or another app store) get updates on improvements and new features, but that doesn't happen when you download them using the APK. You will have to manually install new versions.
In some cases, AppGallery also guides you to the mobile version of the application website in question. Not good, because you won't get notifications and can't take advantage of other features, but it's a solution while Huawei doesn't manage to bring apps to its store.
The best apps on AppGallery
In any comparison between Google Play and AppGallery, the latter will be lost, but it should be noted that Huawei's store is slowly expanding with other popular apps.
This is our split of the best applications we can find today on AppGallery (alphabetically):
- Adidas Running app
- Release one another
- Microsoft News
- Microsoft Office
- Opera Mini
- Tinder (in some regions)
- ABOUT IT
Some of the most popular games available:
- Asphalt 9: Myths
- Build a Bridge
- Cut Rope 2
- Epic Games (Fortnite)
- Game of Thrones: Beyond the wall
- Rise of Kingdoms
- Star Wars Moments
- World of Tanks Blitz
- WWE Champions 2019
- Zombie Hill Racing