Huawei's proprietary app store gets a worldwide release


Huawei is a behemoth in the mobile world, second only to Samsung and Apple, but up until now, it didn't have a globally available, in-house app store. Its AppGallery storefront, a counterpart to Samsung's Galaxy Apps, was available only in China, but Huawei has нов opted to bring AppGallery to other countries as well.

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro come with the platform pre-installed out-of-the-box, but owners of other Huawei (and Honor) phones will also be able to download it later this year. AppGallery will be available on all future Huawei phones, starting this year, the company announced. It's expected to roll out for older models in Q2 2018, although, as usual, timing of the update availability will vary depending on device model and region.

Huawei touts AppGallery as a "premium" app storefront, advertising "only high quality family-friendly content with average 4.3/5 star rating.". In order to use AppGallery, you'll also need to set up a Huawei ID, if you don't already have one.

source: Huawei

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31 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

Huawei is really taking steps to make sure it remains a powerhouse in Mobile that is capable offering everything the “big two” offer. I’m thoroughly enjoying this, as we need another large player to take it straight to Samsung and Apple.

2. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Xiamoi,Microsoft are there too to challenge google,samsung,apple currently sitting at the throne in market.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’m aware of that. But: A) This article is about Huawei B) Huawei has the best chance at challenging them C) Microsoft can’t challenge on all fronts, being that they are currently out of the smartphone space, hardware wise. No one is making Windows Phones anymore. Maybe HP will make a sequel to the Elite X3, but I doubt it.

5. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Microsoft is currently is out but they have a plan B idea with their windows polaris OS and windows 10 in arm chip category with their UWA,PGA hybrid combinations App ecosytem offering in their windows store and in coming year tablet will fold into smartphone with 2 display or remain as a tablet like ipad or become a laptop with attach keyboards.Microsoft Partners HP,Lenovo,Asus (since their already in the mobile market) can introduce windows10 foldable smartphone in market to stay remain relevant and capture market share from ios,android.Xiaomi i can agree on they don't have very high global presence around world outside U.S like Huawei but they can improve if so.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

The part you’re saying about Microsoft all hinges upon “if” and “maybe”. As it stands, there is no definitive proof that Microsoft or its partners will introduce a foldable mobile handset in the mobile market. I would love it if they did. We need more competition in the mobile space.

13. toukale

Posts: 646; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Only fanatics are looking for more competition in the mobile space. developers and most users wants nothing to do with that. It's the main reason WM failed, developers and users did not care for a 3rd mobile os. For some reason some folks just can't get it through their heads. While it's nice to have competition on most things, mobile os is not one of them. It would require too much time and resources from developers to support all those different operating systems.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

Only people that lack the intelligence to understand that CHOICE is what’s best for the consumer feel the way you do about more competition in the mobile space. That, and Apple fanboys such as yourself.

18. toukale

Posts: 646; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

@meanestgenius - I see the reasoning why there are not more successful OS options went right over your head. Typical of folks like you.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

@toulale- I see that the reason why there aren’t any more successful OS options is because fanboys like you don’t think it’s necessary, thus choosing stagnation. Typical of folks like you.

21. toukale

Posts: 646; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

@meanestgenius - Damn, I did not know I had that kind of power on the market. Actually the market decided on that, isn't that how folks vote in a free market economy? with their wallets. You just can't deal it, it seems.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! It’s you and people like you, or which there are plenty. Intelligent people know the difference. And the entire market obviously didn’t vote that, or Huawei wouldn’t be as big as they are in Mobile, more would they be going ahead and doing this. Clearly, there is a want for it. You just can’t deal with anything growing that’s not Apple, and that’s obvious.

23. toukale

Posts: 646; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

@meanestgenius - What in the world is Huawei bringing to the table exactly? You ask for more competition, and all I see the oem's you backing are doing is cloning what's already there. That's not competition. Wake me up when Huawei is using their own build OS and not using of the shelf OS provided by someone else. Then I will take them seriously. Until then they are nothing but a box shipper like all the other Chinese oems. Wake me up when folks are able to move beyond the Apple/iPhone template everyone has been using since 2007. When those things happens, then we will have true competition.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

If you can’t tell what Huawei brings to be table with your own two eyes, then you need to step away from the RDF and take off the Apple colored shades. Apple has you so wrapped up in their little world that you can’t see the forest for the Apples, lol. Look me up when you stop living in the walled garden that Apple created for you.

25. toukale

Posts: 646; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Just as I thought not a damn thing just insult. Everything I listed is true so #dealwithit.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

There is no reasoning with someone so entrenched in Apple’s walled garden. That’s been proven time and time again here. And it’s not an insult if it’s true, which in this case, it’s true. #DealWithIt

27. toukale

Posts: 646; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

An expected from your typical clone loving company individual. No wonder your answer is just as typical.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

I use an iPhone 8 Plus as my daily driver, lol. But I expected such and answer from a typical blinded-by-the-RDF-while-wearing-Apple-colored-sha​des-in-the-walled-garden-individual such as yourself.

14. toukale

Posts: 646; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Only fanatics are looking for more competition in the mobile space. developers and most users wants nothing to do with that. It's the main reason WM failed, developers and users did not care for a 3rd mobile os. For some reason some folks just can't get it through their heads. While it's nice to have competition on most things, mobile os is not one of them. It would require too much time and resources from developers to support all those different operating systems.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

Double post. It wasn’t nice, so why say it twice?

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The one thing we do not need is another Android app store. There is already a lot of them. This is Huawei's app store with Android apps. There is no need for this Chinese app store. Especially when China doesn't even allow Google's app store. So why does the world need to see this app store? Oh, I see so these apps can have Chinese specific control, with Chinese apps, or copies of other apps to look like other apps that are already on other app stores.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

I really couldn’t care less about your opinion on anything. If it doesn’t suit your “Google Android” agenda, you’re against it. I don’t see you complaining about Samsung’s App Store.

11. FreshPrinceOfH

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

No one cares about Samsungs App store or Huaweis. They are irrelevant and redundant. This time and energy could be better spent on something that would actually improve the customer experience instead. Samsung for example could work on reducing the stutter in the UX. I can't stand devices with multiple app stores, multiple gallery apps and multiple pre installed messaging platforms.

12. toukale

Posts: 646; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

@FreshPrinceOfH - You notice, everyone of those companies seems to focus on creating duplicates of the existing thing. That's what kills me on the android side of things. You have thousands of companies who should be working on moving us beyond the Apple/iPhone templates of the mobile world but instead are wasting resources creating duplicate stuff. No wonder Apple do not feel the urge to move beyond the current duopoly of iOS/Android. As long as the mobile world remain the way it is then Apple's place is assured and their influence on the current mobile world is larger than life itself. Look around, Apple's influence on the mobile world is everywhere, and it does not look like any other company is ready to move us beyond it. Which is a shame really because only Google seems capable, but Google seems comfortable with the current status quo.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22268; Member since: May 28, 2014

A) I couldn’t care less about your opinion on the matter, either. B) Don’t presume to speak for everyone.

4. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Does it come with free tracking by the Chinese?

6. toukale

Posts: 646; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Really, there are only two companies who controls the mobile market despite what everyone else think/say. Apple and Google, they are the os designers and the platform holders, they set the agendas and direct where each platform go. Everyone else is at their merci and are nothing but box shippers at this point.

10. FreshPrinceOfH

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

This is exactly what the world needs. A Huawei app store.....

20. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Its fake all i think becoz i cheked have all fb and twitter of huawei but both haven't posted anything realted to this

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