Huawei to pre-install 70 Android apps on Google's private smartphones

by Jerry

Huawei has decided to pre-install 70 popular Android apps from the Play Store on its future smartphones. Deprived of Google's applications and services, the Chinese group will also impose a series of alternatives of its own, including Huawei Video, on its users.

Huawei intends to pre-install 70 Android apps on private smartphones in the Play Store and Google Mobile Services, our colleagues at Mobiltelefon report on February 6th. The media apparently attended a presentation by Huawei behind closed doors reserved for journalists from Eastern Europe. The firm detailed the measures put in place to survive the embargo imposed by Donald Trump in May 2019.

First, Huawei will pre-install a large amount of popular applications. This decision is obviously intended to compensate for the absence of the Play Store. Huawei wants to allow ordinary users easy access to their favorite apps without having to go through the installation of an APK or App Gallery, its alternative to the Google shop. Of course, it will still be possible to install additional applications.

Depending on your country of residence, the list of apps that will be pre-installed on your Huawei smartphone will be different. The firm will be based on consumer preferences. To select which apps will be integrated by default to its phones, the manufacturer would simply rely on the ranking established by the Google Play Store. However, Huawei should not be allowed to integrate some ultra-popular U.S. apps, such as Facebook or WhatsApp, as a result of the sanctions.

Read also: Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo unite to compete with Google Play Store

The Chinese firm will also offer users Chinese alternatives to Google's services. Unsurprisingly, these services will be pre-installed in the same way as the most popular Android apps in your area. These include Huawei Video instead of YouTube and an alternative to Google Maps developed with Tom-Tom. As advertised, Huawei has drawn a line on Google apps.

70 Android apps preinstalled on P40?

According to the media, Huawei should start putting these measures into practice on the Huawei P40, P40 Pro and P40 Lite, its next flagships. After the failed launch of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro in Europe, Huawei can no longer afford to reach that the situation unblocks. As a reminder, the Huawei P40 will be presented at the end of March 2020. We'll tell you more about it as soon as possible. In the meantime, don't hesitate to give your opinion in the comments below.

Source: Mobiltelefon

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