Huawei has announced casually that it plans to present a new version of its own Android user interface very soon, it will be called EMUI 10.1. It is no coincidence that this day falls on March 26, when the Chinese show their completely new P40 series to the world public. Hopefully, they will put together some interesting features and alternatives to make Google apps a little forgotten.
Huawei P40 will arrive with the new EMUI 10.1 software
The question arises, what will Huawei bring with the next major update of EMUI. It could be an opportunity for the announcement of AppSearch, which is a search engine for various app download sources.
It has also been known for a few weeks that Huawei Search is an in-house solution for the Google app with very similar functions. So, an official demo is expected during the P40 event.
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It is worth to mention that Huawei has another option for downloading apps for its own Android smartphones without Google Play Store. Future Huawei devices should now be equipped by the so-called AppSearch app. An interesting addition to the still sparsely populated AppGallery. Obviously, this path must be chosen so that Huawei can offer popular apps from American companies such as WhatsApp and Instagram. Although in a very unusual way, because the installation of some apps takes place via external stores or from websites. Just not directly through the Huawei store.
The individual apps are downloaded from other AppStores – e.g. Amazon AppStore, APKPure or apkmonk. You will be directed to the respective website to download the app directly from there. A separate registration is generally not necessary. Some apps – such as Facebook and WhatsApp – are also offered directly via the manufacturer’s website. This is still not a very comfortable way, but it is the current solution by the company.