Huawei’s smartphone business in the international market took a big hit last year after it was added to the U.S. list of entities last year. While Huawei has managed to find a way to solve most of the obstacles, the U.S. ban means the new company can no longer pre-install the Google Play Store and the entire Google app.
As an alternative to the Google Play Store, AppGallery has the full support of Huawei. Google’s apps and services are unlikely to appear in Huawei’s ecology for the foreseeable future, affecting the attractiveness of overseas markets.
But Eric Xu, Huawei’s chief executive, has developed a new strategy that shows how to install Google apps on their devices. Mr Xu wants Google to submit its app on App Gallery so it can be used on Huawei smartphones.
“I want Google’s app to be available in Huawei’s app market, App Gallery, just as it can be used with Google’s services through Apple’s App Store,” Xu said, as quoted by CNBC. “Google has done something similar for the iPhone, submitting its app to Apple for approval on the iPhone.
This is definitely Huawei’s unique strategy, although it all depends on whether Google is interested in submitting its applicationto to AppGallery. Huawei is also reportedly teaming up with Xiaomi, Vivo and other Chinese OEMs to create a play store for competitors outside China.