Huawei vs Google apps Market Alternative
Recently Google has reportedly applied for an exemption with the US government, to enable it to re-licence Huawei to use its Mobile services. Huawei since May 2019, lacks access to US and US-related technology, which includes Google’s Mobile Services, such as the Play Store, Maps, Photos, YouTube and Gmai to run on their mobile devices unless specifically exempted by the US government. Microsoft is one company, which was given an exemption and can now work with Huawei.
Some users have resorted to sideloading Google Services on Huawei devices, but Google has warned against it as that opens up a door for potential hackers to create fake Google apps and compromise users’ devices.
Although Huawei has lost access to Google Mobile Services (GMS) but that didn’t stop the company from launching new devices. To ensure its phones have an uninterrupted supply of apps, the company is now pushing its own app store – called Huawei AppGallery.
Huawei has announced it has a new strategy in place to put the AppGallery on the mobile app store map. The company has been pretty aggressive in bringing in developers, going as far as offering perks like 100% revenue share. Huawei will also be focusing on getting local apps on board for its key markets instead of the big names and we can see how this can pay off.
With the launches of midrange phones like the Huawei P40 Lite and the Honor 9X Pro, consumer on all markets outside of China will now have access to affordable Google-less phones, and the severity of the limitations imposed by the lack of GMS may be an important consideration for many.
Aside the Huawei’s AppGallery, third app repository can also be installed from APKPure which will allow you to keep up-to-date all the apps that Phone Clone has transferred and that’s an important consideration. However, most apps from APKPure are not verified to work without the Google Services Framework installed on the phone so it will take some experimenting on what works and what doesn’t.