The company was working on its own mobile operating system based on open source Android which is now expected to get launched by September this year. However, getting banned by Google also mean no longer access to the Play Store for apps.
Earlier, the company was reportedly in talks with Aptoid to include it on Huawei phones as a Play Store alternative. Meanwhile, to ensure that its devices have access to a flourishing app ecosystem, the company is requesting developers of popular Play Store applications to get them to publish their apps on EMUI‘s pre-installed AppGallery app store.
A developer, who wished to remain anonymous, reached out XDA-Developers to share an email sent by Huawei. The email invites developers to join AppGallery which is claimed to have “270 million monthly active users” on over “350m phones,” about half of which are sold outside of China.
The email promises that developers will be provided with “full support” to help them publish their app on AppGallery. However, the company has clarified exactly what kind of support will be provided to developers.