In April 2018 [and perhaps foreseeing this situation] Huawei launched its alternative apps store called Huawei App Gallery or simply App Gallery. In the beginning, this store was only available in the Chinese market; However, in 2017, after the near bankruptcy of ZTE due to North American policies that made it impossible to purchase American technology, the Chinese company accelerated its development, so by 2018 it had already presented its version in all possible languages, and by April it was launched and The software became worldwide and at that time it became a real alternative to the Google Play Store. Now, this release is again important, given the possible difficulties that Huawei has with Google products, for a new measure this time against Huawei, the App Gallery store is already equipped and ready in all Huawei equipment, where they can find easily hundreds of thousands of applications for the cell phone; but, do not believe that they are different applications than those in the App Store, they are the same and they are applications designed for Android. Recall that Huawei has collaborated a lot with the development of Android.
Why will Huawei continue to use Android and what will they use next?
Keep in mind that Android is an open source operating system, which was not only developed by Google, in fact, this operating system began its life with the company Android Inc., which was acquired in 2005 by Google. Android Inc., began the development of the Android operating system based on the Linux kernel and other open source softwares; This Kernel [which is the heart of the operating system] does not belong to Google, and was developed in the 80s by Linus Torvalds, a Finnish hacker known as Linux, who gave his great work to the world, as many people in the world collaborated with its development, so that the Linux kernel that is the heart of Android does not currently belong to Google, Google can not prohibit anyone from using Android, nor can it prevent other versions of “Android” that do not really exist they would call Android, they would be Linux kernel based systems that would have another name but basically they would be the same, currently there are already many systems in development, but basically it would be another “Android” compatible with all the Apps, so we can practically say that Huawei can, at any time [maybe he already did], develop his own version of Android, without problems that will give him his store [Huawei App Gallery], his cell phones follow They would work without problems and the users would not realize they are using another operating system.
The future of Huawei App Gallery
The user will not feel any drastic change now that it seems that American technology has been forbidden to the Chinese. Let’s put it this way, if you change from operating system from Android to iOS [from Apple] would you stop having your favorite apps like Gmail, or WhatsApp, or Facebook ?, the answer is no, if you switch to another operating system based on Kernel Linux as Android or iOS, simply wait a few hours for developers to adapt and test their apps for this new system and release their updates. In fact, the future looks more complicated for Americans who stop selling 11 billion a year to the Huawei company; On the other hand, the future of App Gallery and other systems based on Kernel Linux is promising.
A necessary note on Operating Systems
Currently the most used systems in the world of smartphones are Android, iOS and Windows Phone [with a very very low participation of this market]; of these, the first two are based on the Linux kernel while Windows Phone is based on the Windows Kernel that was developed by Bill Gates. While Windows practically took over the world of computers, despised the mobile phone market and left room for Android and iOS in the world of computers would be Linux and macOS; thus, the versions more used in the world of Linux are Ubuntu, developed by the company Canonical and Open SUSE developed by the company Novell, while macOS is an exclusive software of Apple computers. Losing the market for mobile phones can have catastrophic consequences for Microsoft since the future of computing seems to be in these small devices, called smartphones.