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Huawei AppGallery
Huawei AppGallery logo
Huawei AppGallery logo
Appgalleryui.png
Screenshot of new AppGallery UI promo
Developer(s)Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Initial release2011; 11 years ago (2011), in China[1]
2018; 4 years ago (2018) worldwide[1]
Stable release(s)
11.3.1.302 / 1 July 2021; 13 months ago (2021-07-01)
PlatformAndroid (open-source), HarmonyOS
Included withHuawei and Honor devices[1]
Available inavailable in 80 languages
TypeApp store
Websitehttps://appgallery.huawei.com
AppGallery badge with 'Explore it on AppGallery' text
AppGallery badge with 'Explore it on AppGallery' text

Huawei AppGallery (abbreviated AppGallery onscreen) is a package manager and application distribution platform, or marketplace 'app store', developed by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. for the Google-developed open-source Android operating system, Huawei's HarmonyOS and Microsoft's Windows 11.[1][2] AppGallery is used by 420 million active users on 700 million Huawei devices.[3][4]

Huawei AppGallery, launched 2011; 11 years ago (2011) in China, and 2018; 4 years ago (2018) worldwide,[1] is pre-installed with all new Huawei mobile devices. When Huawei's new devices lost access to Google Mobile Services (GMS) and other Google applications due to the China–United States trade war in May 2019,[3][5] the company could not use Google services on some of its new phones, especially the Mate 30,[1] and began to release its phones using only AppGallery, and its own proprietary Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) without GMS, Google Play store, and all other Google apps installed on them.[1][6]

Huawei launched HarmonyOS on August 9, 2019, first on smart TVs for Honor Vision and Vision S smart TV brands which came with AppGallery pre-installed with native HarmonyOS apps and compatible Android apps.

As of third quarter 2020, AppGallery has reached 350 billion app downloads.[1][7] As of 2020, AppGallery had 490 million users in over 170 countries and regions,[1][8] and nearly 1.6 million developers.[3]

As of 1 March 2021, AppGallery has over 530 million active users, and an 83% yearly increase in-app distribution.[9]

Huawei launched HarmonyOS 2.0 on smartphones and tablets on June 2, 2021, with AppGallery pre-installed with HarmonyOS apps and compatible Android apps. Since, most of the apps available in the AppGallery was Android .apk based which crowded the new infertile HarmonyOS apps ecosystem. On, June 10, 2021, a week after HarmonyOS 2.0 launch install base of over 10 million users, Huawei launched a HarmonyOS Apps and Games section on its AppGallery to differentiate from Android apps with the small imprinted "HMOS" badge on the right hand corner of the icon to make the apps more discoverable in the ecosystem for users. This would allow developers to add an HM OS logo on the bottom side of the app icon to identify as the HarmonyOS app. To enter the HarmonyOS section, users need to search “Hongmeng” in the search bar of AppGallery, which makes HarmonyOS app search and downloading easier.[10]

See also

References

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  2. ^ Amit (5 June 2021). "HarmonyOS applications launched: More icons with HMOS corners". Huawei Update. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Huawei AppGallery 700 milyon kullanıcıya ulaştı" [Huawei AppGallery reaches 700 million users]. www.Hurriyet.com.tr (in Turkish). Hürriyet. 31 July 2020. Archived from the original on 7 August 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
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  6. ^ "Huawei Mate 30 geldi! Google uygulama mağazası kayboldu". www.Hurriyet.com.tr (in Turkish). Hürriyet. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  7. ^ "The best announcements from Huawei Developer Conference 2020". www.XDA-Developers.com. XDA Developers.
  8. ^ "How Huawei AppGallery is welcoming more big name global and local apps". www.Pocket-lint.com. Pocket-lint.
  9. ^ "Huawei AppGallery now has over 530 million monthly active users". GSMArena.com. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  10. ^ Sarkar, Amy. "HarmonyOS Apps and Games section launched on Huawei AppGallery". Huawei Central. Huawei Central. Retrieved 10 June 2021.