KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 – Following news that the US government is banning Huawei devices may ironically lead to a threat to US national security, XDA Developers staff reports that Huawei has been looking for application developers to publish their products. applications in the EMUI preloaded application store, AppGallery.
According to XDA Developers, Huawei has contacted a trusted developer with the following email:
Subject: [OFFICIAL] Invitation to join Huawei AppGallery
Cher XXX team,
Over the past two years, Huawei has shipped more than 350 million phones, about half of them in Western markets.
All Huawei phones have our official AppGallery AppGallery preloaded globally, with 270 million active monthly users.
We noticed that your great Android XXX app is not yet published in our AppGallery.
In order to ensure smooth use of your application for our users, Huawei is committed to providing full support to help you publish your application to AppGallery.
So we'd like to invite you to join our 560k developer community for free on our Huawei developer portal.
In the e-mail, Huawei says that AppGallery has about 270 million monthly users, in addition to promising full developer support. According to the e-mail, Huawei says that its Huawei Developer portal has more than 500,000 members.
That's not a big surprise – Huawei is looking at other Play Store alternatives, as the recent Bloomberg report suggests. It is also important to note that Huawei would also have traded with the third party App Store, Aptoide, as another alternative.
Despite the fact that Huawei may allegedly launch its own operating system "very quickly", it seems that the Chinese telecommunications giant is apparently exploring an alternative application store in the meantime.
However, @RonAmadeo, a writer for Ars Technica, revealed on Twitter that only 2 of the top 15 free apps from the Google Play Store will be available for Huawei devices, with 13 remaining apps made by US developers. – SojaCincau
This is where all the Huawei hardware components come from.
It seems that software is the real problem. Huawei could fork Android, I do not think it would be legal for US companies to send applications to a Huawei application store.https: //t.co/Hyz0rUiEGP
– Ron Amadeo (@RonAmadeo) May 21, 2019