Huawei wants Google apps in the AppGallery

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Huawei hopes to have Google services and apps in their AppGallery someday, according to one of Huawei’s chairmen.

In a recent interview, Eric Xu, one of Huawei’s rotating chairman, told CNBC that they are hoping to have Google services available in the AppGallery, similar to how the same is available in Apple’s App Store.

For those unaware — last year, the US government placed Huawei on the Entity List, forcing American companies like Google from doing business with the Chinese manufacturer. This meant no more license to use Google Mobile Services, meaning no more Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, etc.

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Recent Huawei releases such as the flagships Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, Huawei P40 series, and even entry level Huawei Y7p all shipped without Google apps.

In place of the Play Store, Huawei users rely on the AppGallery. The growing platform has many popular apps, none of which are from Google.

If Google does decide to get on board with the suggestion, this will make many Huawei users’ (who rely on Google apps) lives much easier.


Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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