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Huawei has already created an alternative to the Google Play Store

Huawei has already developed a viable alternative to the Google Play Store, the Android application store. According to a Bloomberg report, the Chinese company has considered replacing the Play Store with App Gallery, an application that has already been integrated by default into its smartphones since the P20s. The manufacturer has already tried to convince some developers to offer their applications on its own store. 


According to  Bloomberg, Huawei has more than one trick in his bag. Rightly afraid that Google will take away its Android license, the Chinese group has developed an application store, intended to serve as plan B: App Gallery, which has already been available on the brand's smartphones in Europe since early 2018. For the moment, this shop is still far from being able to replace the Play Store as it stands.


Huawei has devised an alternative to the Google Play Store: App Gallery

In recent years, Huawei has conducted numerous interviews with potential partners to convince them to invest in App Gallery. Not surprisingly, these efforts are intended to attract European Internet users, as Huawei is excluded from the American market. According to Bloomberg, the manufacturer held discussions with "European mobile phone operators" and application developers.


A few years ago, Huawei even promised that "50 million Europeans will use their own app store instead of Google's by the end of 2018". According to internal documents consulted by Bloomberg, the firm really thought App Gallery was a potential alternative for the Play Store. With this in mind, the group asked some developers to offer a new version of their flagship application for App Gallery. Apparently, the Chinese company offers a tool to convert an application for the Play Store into an optimized application on App Gallery. To convince them, the manufacturer promised to help developers attract Chinese users.

To attract operators, Huawei offered them a significant portion of the revenue from each application. In exchange, the manufacturer wanted App Gallery to be integrated by default in addition to the Play Store on smartphones sold by operators. We don't know where the project stands at the moment.

Obviously, this alternative could well be useful to Huawei if he decides to deploy his updates using AOSP, the open source version of Android. However, the manufacturer will have to do without the most popular American applications, such as Facebook, Instagram and all Google services. Other alternatives will still have to be found. Thanks to these B plans, will Huawei be able to do without his Android license? Will Huawei be able to find a way out of his 90-day stay? Your opinion is awaited in the comments.
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