We know Huawei’s been not-so-quietly working on their own operating system and app store to deal with the fallout of not having access to Google Play. But what good is your own software and app store without any apps?
Huawei has been requesting from developers that they upload their apps to AppGallery, Huawei’s in-house solution to not having the Play Store.
They’ve been requesting this via email to developers, telling them that AppGallery has 270 million active users every month across 350 million phones. Those are pretty good numbers, but it’s not clear how Huawei calculates that number. If system apps need to be updated like they do on Samsung’s Galaxy Store, that can artificially inflate numbers so just mean “active users that really just update apps every month.” Not quite as impressive.
But regardless, if Huawei wants to come out ahead, they’re going to need developers on board so their phones still have apps. This is still going to hurt in situations like Facebook where the developer is based in the US and is subject to the trade ban, but something is better than nothing, and I can’t blame Huawei for trying.
source: XDA Developers