December 28, 2020: Update
The app is currently under beta testing and yet to launch officially.
December 28, 2020: Original Story
Huawei has launched the AppGallery for its devices as a substitute for the Google Play Store. The AppGallery features a huge catalog of selected Android apps, experience unparalleled security, keep up with the latest trends with rankings charts, discover the best apps from around the world, and more.
According to information coming from ithome, Huawei’s own application store, AppGallery is now available for PCs. As compared to existing app stores for PC, the AppGallery has more capabilities and software available to fulfill PC requirements.
Currently, the app is only available for Chinese consumers but yet to announce officially. Meanwhile, AppGallery can be used via Web version on the PC but only to download apps for mobile devices.
Check more information about this app below.
The menu bar of PC AppGallery has divided into five subcategories:
The Explore categories have consisted of commonly used software like Tencent QQ, WeChat, Tencent Video, WPS, etc, and also included the list of must installed app, new products of the week, and more.
This section brings the software related to official works from Chinese apps including Tencent Conference, Tencent TIM, Yongzhong Office, WPS, Sunflower, CAJ/Viewer, etc.
Under classification, major categories are placed where users can search for software and application.
The management section helps the users manage the software on their system and provides the upgrade and uninstall options.
Users can download AppGallery on their system by using this download [link].
- The link above may require you to download an additional plugin to access the software.
- Also, it’s not hosted on our website.
Huawei AppGallery for PC gets 18.104.22.1683 update that supports quick apps
Huawei has begun sending a new update for the PC version of AppGallery that comes with upgraded version number 22.214.171.1243 and an installation package size of 221.2MB. This latest update consisted of a number of optimizations and fixes to provide an improved user experience.
The new changelog for the AppGallery PC version includes optimization for the interface, added sorting methods, and enhances the PC fast application engine. Additionally, it fixes some issues and improved the stability of the application. However, this apps shows auto-update behavior or supports automatic updates.
Huawei AppGallery PC Version 126.96.36.1993 update: Changelog
- Optimized the “My” interface, and added support for more sorting methods
- Enhanced PC quick application engine to support more types of quick applications
- Fixed some issues and improved stability
Huawei AppGallery PC version:
In February 2021, Huawei launched the PC version of AppGallery with version 1.0. It is a collection of high-quality applications, a list of selected topics, manual review, age classification, pure downloading, and safe and worry-free.
In addition, Huawei has also added Huawei Browser and Huawei Cloud Space’s own client for cross-terminal content collaboration. AppGallery PC comes has five sections:
Log in to your Huawei ID, and synchronize bookmarks across devices on your smartphones and PC. The minimalist of Huawei Browser makes browsing easier and sufficient, as it comes with blocking, intelligence anti-tracking browsing to keep your internet surfing experience secure.
Store your important data on Huawei Cloud and use your Huawei account to easily view important data such as gallery, memos, and contacts across different devices. With a new upgraded cloud, and file editing is automatically synchronized across different devices. You can upload large files and retrieve them as required.
Huawei and Trivago partnering, app launching on AppGallery
The leading metasearch engine for accommodation services- Trivago is planning to launch a new version on Huawei AppGallery. Trivago and Huawei open a partnership under which, users can check Trivago hotel booking results on Huawei Petal Search.
On this matter, both firms made an official announcement in a recent press release. With the popularity of Trivago and the massive user base of Huawei AppGallery, this corporation will lead mutual benefits.
Let’s check the other aspects of this matter in detail-
Trivago is a leading global hotel search platform that serves various countries and regions. It strives to reshape the way travelers search and compare alternative hotels and accommodation.
According to official reports, this hotel finding site had established 54 localized platforms by March 31, 2021. In addition, it connects more than 5.0 million hotels and alternative accommodations, in more than 190 countries.
About Huawei AppGallery:
Speaking of the growth and popularity of Huawei AppGallery, it has the same userbase as Trivago. The data shows, as of September 2021, this app distribution platform has more than 580 million monthly active users with its availability in 170+ countries.
Furthermore, the store has recorded over 384.4 billion app distributions with a 120% of increase from 2019. This platform provides easy app installation, convenient management, user authentication, and other services to let users instantly find away what they need.
Huawei AppGallery and Trivago: Coorpration
Under this corporation, Trivago will be proving a new HMS application to the Huawei AppGallery. Meanwhile, the commercial launch of Trivago in Petal Search will be on the 29th of October. In addition, Trivago and Huawei will jointly develop solutions for accommodations listings of the paid hotel search feature on Petal Search and Petal Maps.
Moreover, the corporation will empower Huawei and Trivago users around the world with direct connectivity to their travel providers of choice. William Tian, Huawei Consumer BG President believes that their users will get a seamless AI life experience with unlimited travel options from Trivago.
On the other hand, the CEO of Trivago also commented to looking forward to this corporation. Both firms determine to improve future travel solutions by exploring the capacities of their respective resources and technologies.
Huawei AppGallery will bring new financial services and better privacy protection
Huawei AppGallery will continue to innovate financial services and will let the user feel at ease and secure. The company experts are gearing up with recently launched HMS Core Kits to further explore this field.
According to the company, Huawei AppGallery, and partners announce to develop more financial services by exploring the open banking fields. The company believes, the open banking sector has the potential to bring a more comprehensive user experience to the users.
At the Huawei Developer Conference 2021, the executive officially announced to initiate their research and work in this sector. In addition, users’ safety and privacy will remain the top concern of the company. Regarding this matter, the respected authorities also assured the partners, consumers, as well as co-mates.
“We are delighted to share our plans for Huawei AppGallery in the financial services space with our partners, colleagues and friends.”
– said Siri G. Borsum, Huawei Executive
Let’s check further, what the statics and analysis reports say-
Open Banking and Finacial Health:
Despite the 560 million AppGallery users, the payment-based apps have a wide range of categories, services, and payment methods. Still, the company is making continuous development and shred some implement examples about Huawei AppGallery as well as Open Banking capabilities.
Take Noffe which is a general habit educational app in Norway as an example. Working with AppGallery’s guidance, this application uses open banking capabilities. In addition, Blue code a mobile payment solution in Europe offers quicker and convenient payment methods with the help of QR codes.
However, considering financial health, the services are not only faster but have a safer experience too. Thus, global as well as native consumers, have installed them in millions of numbers.
Further in this line, about 45% of users switch towards banking and payment apps for their smallest transitions. Thereby, the experts concluded this sector has the capability to comply change the foundation of financial services. It can be understood, Why Huawei AppGallery wants to empower financial services.
Huawei Commits to Protect User Privacy
Alongside developing financial services for AppGallery, Huawei starts enhancing its security standards to protect users’ data privacy. Its full-cycle security and protection system follows the developer’s real-name verification process that includes
- A four-step review process
- Additional download
- Installation protection
- Prevention mechanism
The combined integration of these technologies ensures top-level protection for users of the latest banking and payment apps on AppGallery. Additionally, the application also follows a fully encrypted end-to-end channel to block further disturbance.
Moving ahead, Huawei has also established its local data storage centers across different local markets across the globe. It suggests, all data and information remain limited to the region where it belongs to. The basic security kits and local authentication kits provide data leakages and facial recognition capabilities respectively.
Moreover, the Chinese tech giant committed for being more financial services to the Huawei AppGallery while keeping privacy as the main concern. More opportunities and conveniences are waiting for both developers and users in the near time.