With the great scandal that became knownr since last month where Google banned Huawei from its Android updatesAlthough the US Department of Commerce and all the domino effect that was unleashed. Huawei since then took the reins of the matter and it announced its intentions to launch its own system as well as its own application store.
With this an anonymous developer shared an email on the XDA forum, revealing an invitation from Huawei to join AppGallery.
The email reported that AppGallery has 270 million monthly active users on 350 million phones and a community of 560,000 developers.
AppGallery is the official huawei application distribution store for Android. To encourage users to switch to your app store, it explains on the dedicated page that it has a four-step threat detection:
«This is a professional security system with Malicious Behavior Detection, Privacy Control, Security System Vulnerability Analysis, Authenticity Verification of Name, Person, Device and Identification Environment to ensure that all applications of AppGallery are secure. "
As well highlights what it calls Smart App Selection:
«AppGallery offers a selection of diverse and select applications for users in the categories of lifestyle, travel, entertainment and more.
Machine learning algorithms help you accurately and quickly find what you need. It also analyzes other elements such as the rankings of «Best downloaded, Best classified, Best seller, Top hit and Latest applications»
Our rankings are updated daily so you can download the best 'apps. Not to mention the app manager.
«AppGallery allows you to manage updates and installations of applications or packages and free up space. You can also configure automatic update of your applications on Wi-Fi.
This is a strategic step by Huawei andto which it tries to avoid at all costs that the launch of its operating system is compromised.
Huawei must trust AppGallery and offer compatibility with Android applications, as this implies that developers will not need to develop applications specifically for the Huawei store.
And we can appreciate this with what has happened to other mobile operating systems, such is the case of Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch among others.
Since even if a new operating system is offered, if it does not have the most demanding applications on the market, it will hardly be able to attract new users, which is basically putting a rope around your neck.
Huawei prepares the details for its mobile OS
While Huawei prepares things, before the launch of its operating system, immediate intention is reserved for the moment (at least during these months) to launch your own operating system, which has been in development since 2012 and could be called "Hongmeng" for the Chinese market and "Oak" outside of China.
The information on this topic has exploded and implies that this option is intended as the last remedy if Android is permanently removed (which implies the reserve time that was given to Huawei).
As previously reported, HongMeng OS should be the name used for the Chinese market, unchanged at this level.
Described as a supported operating system not just with Huawei smartphones, but also with your connected tablets and watches, or even with computers to replace Windows, although this last point has not yet been clarified.
During all this scandal, Huawei has filed an application in a US court where it filed an appeal against US law. Prohibiting federal agencies from buying your products is considered unconstitutional.
However, fearing legal repercussions, some hardware and software vendors preferred to stay away from Huawei: Amazon Japan would no longer sell Huawei devices and Microsoft would have removed Huawei's MateBook laptops from its online store.