Huawei has built a Play Store alternative, but it could be useless
In order to minimize its reliance on Google, it’s reported that in late 2018 Huawei began pitching to various app developers. As part of the company's proposed agreement, the developers would create Android apps tailored for Huawei’s digital hub. In exchange, Huawei would offer both marketing support and “app store exposure” in China. Also, to make the process easy, a simple tool that’d modify Play Store app software to work on Huawei’s app store was offered.
Alongside these talks, Huawei reportedly began discussions with multiple European carriers regarding the pre-installation of its app store – called App Gallery – on smartphones. The world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer promised access to 50 million Europeans by the end of last year and a “very significant” revenue cut.