Few months ago, Huawei announced the Huawei Assistant for Android smartphones, the new app is similar and expected to take on the Google app. And finally since then, an early trial version of the new app is available and you can install it on your device and try it out. The Huawei Assistant provides its users four key points, which should keep users up to date at all times.
- Global search for contacts, apps, emails, etc.
- Quick access to features of your choice
- Display of appointments, weather, missed calls, etc.
- Newsfeed for quick overview of current news
As seen from the above, Huawei’s first target is to initially cover what the Google apps already offers. In addition, such applications help to expand their own ecosystem and to bind users to themselves. The smartphone manufacturers get a little more freedom through their own offers on top.
What Huawei Assistant Can Do?
Global Search is an all-in-one search bar that allows user to search for information on your phone such as locally installed apps, memos, emails, calendar entries etc. as well as online.
Instant Access displays your favourite shortcuts conveniently at the top of the HUAWEI Assistant. Users can customize the shortcuts displayed and their location.
SmartCare displays contextual cards provided by Huawei & partners.
At launch the internal functions Calendar, Weather, Missed Calls, Phone Usage and Data Consumption are enabled. Huawei will add more cards in the future.
For the Huawei Newsfeed we partnered up with the leading news agencies and providers. Newsfeed displays content based on the language & region settings of the device to enable news in users’ language.
Where Can I Download Huawei Assistant?
If you are one of those with a recent smartphone from Huawei or Honor with at least EMUI 9.1, you can download the Huawei Assistant. If you submit feedback for the app, you can even win a Huawei P30 Pro. Everything else can be found behind this link.