A look at Petal Search

Not too long ago in the tech war conversation, the common denominator against Huawei was its survival without Google’s app ecosystem. Just before the next batch of questions would move in, we hear of Petal Search. Well Petal Search is a search engine for apps by Huawei. Built as a collaboration between Huawei, Yandex and Qwant search engineers, the Huawei App gallery just got a whole lot dapper. Huawei mobile users can kiss unavailability of...

Huawei AppGallery

AppGallery was officially launched in China way back in 2011 before any of the political situations came into the picture. AppGallery was, and is, essentially an application distribution platform, or an app store as these services are more commonly referred to. In China, recognizing the different needs and expectations of the market, AppGallery performed and continues to perform functions beyond what we outside of China expect out of an app store. For instance, Chinese AppGallery...

Hongmeng, Huawei’s Mists-of-Chaos

Huawei needs a new mobile operating system and is busy trademarking HongMeng, but what more can we say about it other than its name? Faced with sanctions that means it can’t make use of Google’s version of Android, what is a phone manufacturer to do but create their own replacement. Sitting on the sidelines we all want Huawei to innovate and create something completely new – after all it couldn’t be worse than Android, which...