Huawei phones have AppGallery as the app marketplace. The Google Play Store alternative for HarmonyOS devices is now getting service widgets support, which apparently simplifies the user experience of the app.
As reported by Huawei Central, users with HarmonyOS devices can now add the new AppGallery service widgets to their home screens. The process is straightforward, simply pinch inwards on the home screen and tap on “Service widgets” at the bottom. Next, you need to select “AppGallery,” and the screen will present you with various sizes and feature options for the AppGallery service widgets.
You can also remove or edit any service widgets by pinching inwards on the home screen, tapping on Service widgets, and selecting the widget you want to change.
The AppGallery service widgets are rolling out with the latest software builds for HarmonyOS. It may take some time for the widgets to reach all users.
Huawei has started shipping the beta version of HarmonyOS 4.0, the latest iteration of its operating system, to some phones. So far, the company has opened the beta program in China for over 36 phones and tablets and the software has been installed on 5 million devices already.
The new software brings interesting features. For one, there’s a new Live Window, which is similar to Apple’s Dynamic Island. It lets supported apps show real-time alerts and notifications in a pill-shaped icon on the corner of your device. You can tap on the icon to expand the window and interact with the app.
HarmonyOS 4.0 also has rich theme templates and a stylized layout design. You’ll be able to select the colors of your app icons and set emoji wallpapers and home screens based on your favorite emoj.