One of the things that has hurt Huawei sales the most in recent times is the restriction imposed by the United States that left them without access to the services of the Android operating system on their new phones.
Something that has accelerated the path of the Chinese company in launching its own operating system as Harmony OS, however, and beyond the efforts, that has not stifled the desire of users to have devices with Android.
And it would not be an App Store, nor an APK, but an app called "AppSearch", which according to XDA Developers It is currently being tested in Germany, to help users install popular applications like Facebook and WhatsApp.
"The app is currently being tested in Germany, and the APK is publicly accessible on the German website for Huawei AppGallery. (The website name, 'zukunftsversprechen', roughly translates to 'promise of the future', which Huawei has used to market your engagement with your devices following the U.S. trade ban.) The AppSearch homepage indicates that the app is intended to help users install their favorite apps on Huawei smartphones equipped with Huawei's mobile services, ”the publication states.
For now “Mate30 series, P40 series and Mate Xs” are counted as examples of devices in which this application is intended to be used.
That clarifies that "AppSearch does not actually provide direct downloads to any application. In fact, the application disclaimer states that (AppSearch) helps users find popular applications by consolidating multiple download sources. All content Accessible through (AppSearch) is provided by third parties. The content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available ”.
Download content from sources such as:
- Amazon app store
- Huawei AppGallery
- Official website of the application (if any)
This APK is working for now in the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom