18 July 2019
The current biggest news in the technology field is that ban on Huawei which has been imposed by the US government. It has got everyone wondering what the future holds for Huawei, its product users, and the whole smartphone industry as in general. This is because as a result of the ban, Google has cut off ties with Huawei. Even though a 90-day reprieve has been announced, Huawei is still preparing for the worst case scenario.
A new report has emerged claiming that Huawei is currently under discussions with a Portugal-based third-party application store called Aptoide. It has been mentioned that it is considering Aptoide as a replacement for Google Play Store if the ban never gets lifted. It is said to have over 900,000 Android apps which are definitely way smaller than Google's store but it should be having most of the commonly used apps.
It should be noted that Huawei already offers its own app store called App Gallery on its as well as Honor smartphones. It is quite possible that it might decide to integrate Aptoide content with its own app store. But any chance of that happening is only if the two parties reach an agreement.
Other than this, Huawei has its own smartphone operating system under works. It is expected to get official as soon as this fall alongside the Mate 30 series launch. Huawei is certainly working towards keeping all its backup plans in place if the ban situation remains the same even after 90 days reprieve. We will keep you updated on all the developments related to the situation.