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Huawei aims to add Google Services to AppGallery

Back in February, Google said that it wants to resume business with Huawei and the company has applied for an exemption to the US government to allow Huawei to use its services again.
Huawei aims to add Google Services to AppGallery
File photo: Huawei Nova 7i with AppGallery

Google Services on AppGallery?
A few days back, a report revealed that the feeling is probably mutual between Huawei and Google.

Huawei's rotating chairman Eric Xu told CNBC that the company hopes that Google Services can be available through the AppGallery.

The approach that Huawei suggested is similar to what Google did with Apple where they added Google Services in the Apple App Store.

In China, the lack of Google Services is not a big deal because Google is blocked there and the consumers don't really use them. However, in international markets, Google is widely used.

To recall, the US blacklisting back May 2019 prevented Google from working with Huawei

Since then, Huawei has launched several phones like the Nova 7i, Mate 30, and P40 phones without Google Services out of the box.

Those devices are equipped with the HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) with the company's own AppGallery. The AppGallery quickly evolved and it is now the world's 3rd largest app market.

The App Gallery now has most of the top apps like Microsoft, Viber, TikTok, several local apps, and more. Recently, Huawei also added links to easily download apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and more.

I've always argued that even if Huawei could get most major developers onto its AppGallery in the upcoming years, there is still one critical developer whose apps would be missing: Google,” Bryan Ma, vice president of devices research at IDC, told CNBC. So if Huawei is really able to get Google on board, then it would be a significant milestone.”

Source: CNBC
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