Even though Google itself is unhappy with the U.S. government for blocking Huawei from to being unable to use Mountain View services. For some months, Huawei and Honor smartphones no longer have access to the Google ecosystem, between apps and services.

At this point the Chinese manufacturer is forced to replace these elements gradually, starting from the AppGallery instead of the Play Store. Though, the road to the podium of the app platforms is still long, the results are already starting to show. More and more apps are being added, starting from the main social networks.

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) aims to provide complete mobile experience to Huawei and Honor device users. With official services such as Mobile Cloud, AppGallery, Video, Themes, ScreenMagazine and etc. which comes along with EMUI operating system.

Huawei Smartphones Seeks Solace In Huawei Search App

The absence of Google entails a whole series of penalties: Squid in place of Google News, Huawei Assistant in place of Google Assistant, but also the impossibility of using Google Search. One of the basic elements is the famous Big G search engine, not only via browser but also with the dedicated app. In its place, Huawei Search will intervene shortly, the alternative designed to compensate for this absence.

Huawei search ui
Image Courtesy: XDA

Huawei Search will be a new app that will become part of Huawei Mobile Services. Inside you can carry out quick searches, as well as having shortcuts for weather, sports results, unit conversion and calculator. The results obtained can also be filtered by categories such as videos, news and images, allowing a more widespread search.

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According to XDA, the Search is operated by Ireland-based Huawei subsidiary Aspiegel Limited. The report notes that Huawei’s search engine is not powered by the usual search results providers such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yandex, Ask, or AOL.


As reported by HuaweiCentral, the app will soon be available on Huawei and Honor smartphones via AppGallery. Obviously all new models will have it pre-installed by default.

What do you think about the new development by Huawei and the way it’s going? Let us know in the comments below.


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