While it prepares the ArkOS or Oak OS interface for its future smartphones, Huawei is looking to flourish its own app ecosystem as it has lost access to the Google Play Store following the US trade ban. According to a new report, Huawei is now approaching app developers to create apps for its own app store – AppGallery.
An email sent to a Google Play developer revealed that Huawei is requesting developers to make a version of their app and publish it on the company’s own AppGallery store. The email which was shared to XDA Developers entails that Huawei’s app store has a total of 270 million monthly active users. The AppGallery store has pre-installed in over 350 million devices.
Huawei then adds that the requested Play developers will be joining a team of 560,000 developers and will be provided with “full support” to help them publish their app on AppGallery.
The latest efforts come as a move to transition from Android to a new OS that’s made from the scratch, keeping in mind that unless something miraculous happens, Huawei is set to lose its Android license on August 19.
Till now, we’ve come to know that Huawei is preparing its own OS which has already been patented at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and is set to release this fall. This OS will be an alternative to Google’s Android as the Chinese company also aims to welcome Portugal-based Aptoide App Store to replace Google Play Store on its future smartphone.