Huawei Users Can Now Download Grab App
Since Huawei lost access to Google Mobile Services (GMS) two years ago, every launch of their new phone has asked the question, “ Will I still be able to use all of my favorite apps? ”
This is a legitimate concern, given that the now unavailable Google Play Store is the gateway to all apps for Android phones.
However, the Chinese tech giant has been working hard to find a solution, both in the form of its own AppGallery and alternative methods that take advantage of the open source nature of Android.
In our previous video, we mentioned that Huawei regularly adds frequently used apps to its catalog, covering categories such as banking (UOB), navigation (Waze), news (The Straits Times) and shopping (Lazada). .
Since then, many other new apps have been incorporated, such as DBS / POSB, Standard Chartered, Foodpanda, and Telegram, to name a few.
Huawei users will be happy to hear that the Grab app is also available on AppGallery so that you can book trips or order food delivery seamlessly.
Previously, users had to download the Grab app on Huawei. The downside is that its map function doesn’t work well because it uses Google Maps.
The Grab app now works with OpenStreetMap, which allows its map function to work normally, so users can enjoy a better app experience.
When asked if they have any other local apps in their AppGallery lineup, a Huawei spokesperson revealed that the SingPass app is in its final stages of development and will be available “in the first half of the year. of this year”.
The SingPass app required Google Play services to detect users’ data and devices, which is why it did not work on Huawei devices before.
While you still can’t get all the apps on the AppGallery at this point, it’s really a matter of time before Huawei comes up with a workaround.
The important thing is that you can already get the majority of your most used apps on Huawei, so if you’re planning to get your hands on a new Huawei phone, don’t let the lack of GMS put you off.
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