At the end of March, Huawei released its P40 series overseas, the first Huawei flagship phone to be officially launched with Huawei’s HMS Mobile Service and App Gallery App Store. Unable to use Google’s GMS and Play stores, Huawei has been pushing hard to build its own ecosystem since last year, launching HMS Mobile Services and The App Gallery App Store.
According to Huawei, Huawei’s HMS has reached more than 170 countries, has 400 million monthly active users and attracted 1.3 million developers and partners worldwide, while the AppGallery App Store has at least 55,000 apps.
For China, HMS Services and The AppGallery App Store will take time to perfect, and in terms of the number of apps alone, the AppGallery App Store is comparable to the Google Play Store, with the latest figures showing that there are more than 1.43 million apps on the Play Store, more than the 1.21 million on iOS.
Media reported that Huawei is actively negotiating with relevant manufacturers, hoping that the Application in the Play Store will be available in Huawei’s App Gallery App Store, so that Huawei’s overseas users can use Google’s services again.
Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer terminal business, expressed similar sentiments in an interview after the P40 launch, saying the company still wanted to work with Google to launch the Play Store app.
Earlier,media reported that Google was also actively working in the hope of persuading the U.S. government to liberalize restrictions on China’s use of the Play Store and GMS.