Huawei is requesting developers to publish apps on its app store

Ruben Fields
June 11, 2019

Facebook said Friday it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with USA restrictions, a move that deals a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant. According to a report from XDA-Developers, Huawei is reaching out to Play Store developers and inviting them to bring their apps to the company's AppGallery.

Huawei is still going through the US-China trade war heat and is still not getting any support from US-based companies like Google, Facebook, Intel and others.

Designer2k2 [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia CommonsHuawei has been working on its new operating system to replace Android for quite some time, and now we may have the very first screenshots from it. Huawei's new OS will be called Hongmeng, and if the screenshots we're seeing are accurate, it looks to be very basic in design.

Consumers who now own existing Huawei smartphones with Facebook apps, however, will continue to be able to use and download app updates.

That action is likely to intensify over the summer: Google's temporary license to supply Huawei phones with updates is set to expire on August 19th.

The NDAA, signed by the US President in 2018, includes a ban on US agencies, and on recipients of federal grants and loans, from doing business with Chinese firms or with contractors that make substantial use of the companies' products.

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In the last 2 years, Huawei shipped over 350M phones, about half of them in western markets. It has also been mentioned that the app store has around 270 million monthly active users.

The email promises that developers will be provided with "full support" to help them publish their app on AppGallery.

The company also invites the developers to join their developer community for free and stated that there's 560,000 developers in their portal. For example, Amazon attempts to bring over as many apps as possible for its app store since the Fire Tablet doesn't have access to Google's services.

"Unlike Google, Facebook has taken a different approach to the United States export ban".

When it rains it pours for the smartphone business of Huawei.

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