Six months ago, I put the Huawei App Gallery through its paces to see how many of the apps I needed to use on a regular basis were available, and if not, how easy it was to find them. Starting a no-Google life at the time wasn’t easy, and required patience and ingenuity to overcome some difficult problems.
Since then, Huawei has been working hard to improve the store, which has more apps and a clever new search system, so what’s it like now? To find out, I made a fresh start with the Huawei P40 Pro.
What is the App Gallery?
Most people know U.S. businesses cannot do business with Huawei due to a ban introduced by the U.S. government, and that includes Google. Closed out from access to Google Play, Huawei has accelerated development of its own ecosystem — Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) — for use on its products, and an important part of that is the Huawei App Gallery. The App Gallery is Huawei’s alternative to the Google Play Store, and where you’ll download some of the…