At the Huawei Developer Day conference, held in 2020, the Chinese technology company presented the successor to the Mate folding range, the Huawei Mate Xs.

However, it was not the only major conference announcement.

Huawei CEO Richard Yu also talked about the alternative to the Google Play Store , offered by the company, called AppGallery.

According to company data, AppGallery serves over 600 million Huawei devices in more than 160 countries. Apart from this, AppGallery now offers over 1700 Quick Applications (ie applications that can be used without installation).

Most of the CEO’s talk was mainly about developers, but what made the most sense was when Richard Yu said the company’s application store was the third largest in the world.

This information may be valid for China , as Huawei occupies a fairly large market share in the country, however it is somewhat difficult to believe that AppGallery is one of the top application stores in the world.

As¬†TechRadar points out¬†, Huawei’s AppGallery is not particularly popular in the UK as it does not have many popular applications, such as¬†WhatsApp¬†,¬†Netflix¬†, Facebook Messenger and many more.

The announcement comes days after Huawei announced a partnership with Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi to create a platform that allows developers worldwide to upload applications simultaneously to their respective application stores.

Certainly, however, it was not Huawei’s initiative to focus on its AppStore, as the tech giant had to remove Google Play services from its devices as a result of a US ban.

Huawei is trying to survive without Google. In addition to the App Store, the tech giant is also working on HarmonyOS , an alternative to Android .

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