After the ban on Huawei by the U.S., Huawei no longer has access to Google Mobile Services. This means that Huawei can no longer use the popular gmail.com. However, Huawei has been doing a lot to close the gap. The company has since launched the Huawei Mobile Services which seeks to offer what Google Mobile Services does. It also has alternatives for many of Google’s services like the Google Map (Petal Map) and so on. Now, there are reports that the company is taking a step further, it now has an alternative for Gmail, Petal Mail. Presently, the company is testing @petalmail.com (Huawei Petal Mail).
For the Huawei petal mailbox test link: click here. As shown in the figure above, the address of Huawei Petal Mail is @petalmail.com. After the account registration and mobile phone number verification, you can enter the web page of Petal Mail. We can see that its function is very simple and there is no redundant design.
Huawei Petal also has a virtual currency launched by Huawei’s consumer business. Currently, 100 petals are 1 yuan ($0.15). In addition, Huawei HMS has launched alternative Google apps such as petal search and petal map services. Huawei has previously applied for a number of “petal” trademarks, such as petal payment, petal shop, etc.
Huawei applies for trademarks of “Petal Search” and “Petal Map”
According to recent reports, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. recently submitted a number of trademark applications for “petal search“, “petal map“, “petal”, etc. At the Mate 40 series global online conference in October last year, Huawei launched a number of new applications for non-Chinese users, including Petal Search and Petal Maps. While Petal Search is a universal search engine that supports multiple search methods, Petal Maps, is a map application like Google Map. This app is currently compatible with the Huawei Mate 40 series, Huawei P40 series, and Mate 30 series. All these devices must be running on EMUI 11.
Huawei Petal Search (HMS)
Petal Search provides users in more than 170 countries and regions with search services in more than 20 categories. Users can get information on applications, news, videos, pictures, shopping, travel, air tickets, hotels, music, local services, and various life information. Furthermore, this search engine supports more than 50 Languages.
Petal Search makes it easy to find applications from third-party sources and then download and install the APK. If the application is available in the AppGallery, then the user will get a redirection to the company’s store. And if not, they will be sent to a third-party platform, such as APKPure, for download and installation. The visual search function of Petal Search allows users to take photos or use pictures to search. You can use images to search for people, animals, scenic spots, commodities, recipes, etc. At the same time, the Petal Search voice search also supports English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and other languages.
Huawei Petal Maps (HMS)
Another important feature that we can find on the Mate 40 series is Petal Maps. This Map service is available in over 140 countries and regions outside China. It gives users services such as map positioning, map display, driving navigation, and real-time road conditions. It also pioneers a new map interaction method, using the Mate 40 series – this is the air-operation function in navigation. When the user presses his palm toward the screen while driving, the navigation route view and the map overview interface can switch freely.
Through Petal Maps’ real-time bus information prompts, users, can view the bus departure and arrival status. This is only available in some cities and will help users easily perfect their travel plans. Currently, Petal Maps supports navigation voice broadcast in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, etc.