A Guide To Huawei’s AppGallery

Marella Santos
Smartphone giant Huawei is far from done in releasing devices that not just carry competitive functions but are also designed to catch attention. Among its recent release that once again leveled up, the smartphone battle is the flagship Huawei P40 Pro, its newest midrange weapon, the Huawei Nova 7i, and Huawei Y series entry-level offerings.

A Guide To Huawei’s AppGallery
A Guide To Huawei’s AppGallery

The company has also established its capability to produce different kinds of devices as it recently revealed to the market their flagship tablet, Huawei MatePad Pro. They also unveiled the very capable Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 with a touchscreen display and 10th Gen Intel Core i7. Moreover, they launched as well in the Philippines the latest in its wearables department, the Huawei Watch GT 2e.

If a consumer is planning to buy a Huawei smartphone, it’s agreeable that perhaps there isn’t a need to decide for a long time. Huawei smartphones are known for their excellent camera performance, expansive storage, smooth performance, and sturdy battery life -- which basically ticks out what’s on the list of must-have features of a smartphone.

Huawei AppGallery Top Apps in the Philippines
Huawei AppGallery Top Apps in the Philippines

An added reason to finally get yourself a Huawei device is its recently-revamped AppGallery. Although some are claiming this to be a disadvantage, following the issue which involved Huawei in a debacle with US President Donald Trump, if you look closely, the AppGallery is really more of an additional asset to Huawei smartphones. Here’s why:

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It has a number of important apps onboard.

For those who didn’t notice, the Huawei AppGallery has been around for some time even, and most Huawei smartphones have it pre-installed. Meaning, for years, it has already been a hub for applications, just like the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

BDO Mobile Banking App
BDO Mobile Banking App

And for an application hub to function well, it must have the needed apps across categories of messaging, social media and networking, gaming and entertainment, as well as productivity tools like a banking app.

Through the Huawei AppGallery, users may easily download a multitude of applications, including social media and messaging apps like Facebook, Snapchat, Bumble, TikTok, Viber, WhatsApp, Weibo, and WeChat. In addition, Huawei has worked hard to bring in lots of popular e-commerce, banking, and finance apps. Some of these applications are GCash, Lazada, BDO Personal Banking, CLIQQ by 7-Eleven, PayMaya, Shopee, Zalora, Agoda, Booky, Carousell, klook, ShopBack, Philippine Airlines, OWTO, Trivago, Booking.com, and Globe Rewards, and Grab.

PayMaya App on Huawei Y7p
PayMaya App

Also, onboard the AppGallery are applications that will hone your hobbies and skills, including Canva, Camera 360, WeSing Karaoke, Wattpad, Merriam & Webster Dictionary, Webnovel, Flipboard, Musixmatch, Photo Grid, and Ultimate Guitar Tabs.

Asphalt 9 Gameplay on Huawei Y7p
Asphalt 9 Gameplay

There are also sharing and entertainment and gaming applications like Asphalt 9, Candy Crush, ShareIt, VLC Player, Viu, and MXPlayer.

That’s a handful already, right?

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It’s secure and easy to use.

A seamless user experience is something that Huawei smartphones bring to the consumers. The AppGallery is no different. To download apps, all that’s needed is a Huawei account, which can also be used across pre-installed Huawei applications.

Facebook App on Huawei Y7p
Facebook App

It’s easy and convenient to scroll through the AppGallery, too, as all the apps are strategically-categorized, and its interface itself is made to avoid confusion among users.

The AppGallery also has a ranking of leading apps to give an idea about what other Huawei users have been downloading on their smartphones.

To download an app, all that’s needed to do is to scroll through the categories, or better yet, type the name of the app on the search bar. After that, click on the download button and wait for the app to be fully installed on your smartphone.

For apps that aren’t included in the AppGallery yet, Huawei allows third-party and web downloads. Yes, this might be a concern for some, as it might post some risk. However, the manufacturing giant ensures that there is no need to worry about security and getting your smartphone virus and malware-infected because Huawei has its own built-in security feature to avoid this from happening. Huawei calls it Four-Layer Threat Detection, which ensure apps are secured and free from viruses.

Among the applications available via web and third-party downloads are Netflix,
Maps, Google Chrome, Spotify, JobStreet, Twitter, Line Webtoon, Wordscapes, Instagram, Waze, Duolingo, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, Facebook Messenger, Microsoft Teams, Kindle, PUBG Mobile, Snapseed, Pinterest, Reddit, Fitbit, SM Cinema, Citibank, AirBnB, LinkedIn, Clash of Clans, Zomato, OneDrive, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Shopping, Facebook Lite, Boomerang, PayPal, Dropbox, Landbank, Skype, and Soundcloud.

Another useful thing to do is to use the web versions of the apps that are yet to be included in the AppGallery. To do this, simply go to the website of the application you want to use, and create a web shortcut by clicking the three dots found next to the URL, then select the ‘add to home screen’ option.

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It keeps on improving.

Huawei is known as one of the smartphone brands to consistently roll out software updates to improve the smartphone experience of its users across different Huawei smartphone models. It’s highly likely that Huawei will do the same to enhance its AppGallery.

Huawei AppGallery New Apps in the Philippines
Huawei AppGallery New Apps in the Philippines

Currently, the Huawei AppGallery is the third-largest application source in the world, with over 400 million active users from different countries.

As mentioned, it’s expected that in the coming months, more and more applications will be included in the AppGallery, more importantly, those that are needed in the everyday digital life of Huawei smartphone users like apps for productivity, mobility, shopping, banking, and digital payments.

As a brand known for innovation, there’s always a room for improvement for a technology company like Huawei, which more often leads to an even better smartphone experience for its users. Despite rumors that falsely claim that a Huawei smartphone can’t function well without Google’s services, the technology company continues to improve and bolster its offering by providing what a digital, and on-the-go user needs.

What do you think about the AppGallery? If you’re a user of Huawei’s latest devices, let us know your experience with the AppGallery in the comments below!

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