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Huawei goes tough on malicious apps on AppGallery



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Huawei has recently issued AppGallery developers a notice, which marks tough actions against malicious apps on the platform. The company is taking these new actions after finding misuse of Huawei SDKs.

According to the information, Huawei found that some apps from AppGallery are installing third-party apps. These activities are happening inside the phone without the user’s consent. AppGallery terms and conditions mark this behavior of apps as malicious because it could install harmful access to Huawei devices.


In a statement, Huawei wrote that all developers must not publish content or app features that install third-party apps. All developers must comply with the latest announcement and make changes accordingly.

Otherwise, their apps will be removed from the AppGallery store and the app product will be reported as malicious content to MIIT China.

What Huawei Found:

In the announcement, Huawei’s security survey found that some apps or their features are misusing Huawei SDK. This is causing malicious activity of installing third-party apps without notifying users or taking permission.

The latest announcement urges developers to do a self-check on this matter and ensure the latest compliance before 14th May 2023. After the deadline, all of the apps found of violating the latest guideline will be removed.

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A good move:

The latest step from Huawei reflects that change and security improvements for all of the AppGallery users. This will also ramp up a better user experience for Huawei smartphones.


Huawei AppGallery stands in the top 3 global app marketplaces. It offers a wide variety of global and local apps across 18 categories. These include navigation & transport, news, social media, and more.

AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 580 million monthly active users. Huawei has partnered with 6 million registered developers across the globe. In 2021, AppGallery witnessed over 432 billion app downloads across the globe.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.