AppGallery review: Can new Huawei and Honor phones work without Google?

15 March 2020
We take Huawei AppGallery for a spin to see how well it can replace the Google Play Store on the latest Huawei/Honor phones.

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Kannan, 17 May 2020As a mobile developer, Without GMS many apps couldn't work, even... moreHmm, interesting! Then how phone in China manage a small piece of notification where there is no Google??

  • Kannan

Forhad2002, 07 May 2020What's the purpose of Google anyway? Play store, YouTube, Play m... moreAs a mobile developer, Without GMS many apps couldn't work, even the simple notification you receive which is also will not work without google apps. Also you will miss the fastest navigation and live traffic updates from google maps. Contacts are synced to google account and google drive automatic backups, any thing will not work. If your a person with google apps are a part of your life, it is really hard to switch.

  • Mem

Huawei app gallery is rubbish

  • Anonymous

Huawei app gallery is useless. I dont think l will ever want to buy a huawei phone again. Waste of money

AnonD-770477, 17 Mar 2020I am running LineageOS on my Oneplus 6t. I bought it specificall... moreWhat's the purpose of Google anyway? Play store, YouTube, Play music, Play games -even more? Maybe. But there are plenty of alts for them. All try to make their software cross platform today. So what's the problem then?

You are right. No Google, No Business (You know what I mean :)

KevinFanch, 17 Mar 2020Totally unnecessary privacy invasion. It is best to remain Googl... more/e/... Interesting! Have to take a look in this foundation. 'nd, can you name your Device?

  • Anonymous

Nick.B, 26 Mar 2020They will sale your data to companies in which you might be inte... morewell first of all all of the modern apps and websites collect data and sell them, if u didnt know

  • n1ruzz1

But huawei app gallery don't have games like Mobile Legend..

Andreidinutu, 19 Mar 2020Ok. Let's say google steals all your data. And then what? You th... moreThey will sale your data to companies in which you might be interested. Buying products and stuff. It is way more complicated.

  • soeyarzarhtay

Update

Ok. Let's say google steals all your data. And then what? You think they will steal your money? It's waaaay too big to try and do that. Especially since it surely works with the usa gov. Otherwise they wouldn't be allowed to actually steal all your data. Ok. All your data is in their database. So what?


P.s.:don't be rude. I just wanna understand your mentality since i can't find one reason why you would sacrifice all google apps for literally nothing...

Anonymous, 16 Mar 2020YouTube Vanced is an alternative app to the official YouTube app... moreThanks :-)

Totally unnecessary privacy invasion. It is best to remain Google free. I am using unGoogled phone on purpose because I care about my privacy! There is no reason to let Google have all your private data and track your location constantly. I use /e/ from e foundation and it runs Android apps without anything related to Google.

  • AnonD-770477

Anonymous, 17 Mar 2020LOL Who can live without google. The same thing is happen with ... moreI am running LineageOS on my Oneplus 6t. I bought it specifically to go google free. No bloatware, no spying on me without my consent, thank you. Why would you need google at all??

ProJames-CHM, 15 Mar 2020It's more complicated than that. I suggest you check the instruc... moreI've sideloaded microG and YouTube Vanced app to my stock emui 10 running phone and it works.

  • GeeSquer4U

Anonymous, 16 Mar 2020YouTube Vanced is an alternative app to the official YouTube app... moreHave you tried newpipe. Always the best YouTube app. Using since two years.

  • Anonymous

LOL Who can live without google.
The same thing is happen with Nokia and their Windows OS.
At that time Nokia was very big and Huawei is no where near them and So the future of Huawei is ........ You know what i mean?

  • Anonymous

nay for me... i ll just made it simple, choose the right android brand phone

huawei is not cheap either... lol

  • Anonymous

heeneycs, 16 Mar 2020Thanks for your reply. I don't know what you mean by Vanced and ... moreYouTube Vanced is an alternative app to the official YouTube app (much better than the official app) with added features.
MicroG allows you to login through the app without using Google Play services.
So phones lacking Google Play services or custom Roms running AOSP can still log in through Google account without the need of Google Play services on board.

  • Anonymous

For me it's a no. And you have so many choices now...Huawei is no longer attractive or competitive in price ....honestly you have to be a die hard fan of Huawei to choose instead of others who offer Google play store ...