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Huawei: AppGallery sees 500% more games and 77% more developers compared to a year ago

By Liu Hongzuo - on 1 Mar 2021, 5:58pm

Huawei: AppGallery sees 500% more games and 77% more developers compared to a year ago

Huawei AppGallery.

Huawei's happy to let people know that AppGallery seems to be doing okay.

According to its latest AppGallery official statement, the HMS-only app store now sees 2.3 million registered app developers. That's a 77% increase compared to the MWC 2020 period, which is about a year ago.

Huawei also said there are 500% more game apps than a year ago. New additions over the year include AFK Arena, Asphalt 9: Legends, Clash of Kings, among others.

“It’s not just about quantity, and the fact that the number of apps integrated with HMS Core has more than doubled in one year shows that more developers are looking to Huawei’s on-device capabilities to drive innovation and provide better and more unique user experiences,” Said Mr. Zhang Zhe, Director of Global Partnerships & Eco-Development Business Development at Huawei Consumer Business Group.

Today, the app store has 120,000 compatible apps that work with the Huawei Mobile Service ecosystem. All the numbers - from its developers, compatible apps, and games are all global statistics, so it's not a precise indication of Huawei AppGallery's permeability in Singapore.

Locally speaking, a major addition to AppGallery that we found is Grab, which appeared sometime around late-January 2021. Previously, it was possible to side-load the app onto the phone, but users wouldn't be able to receive real-time location data of their deliveries or drivers.

Another important tool in the Huawei app store is the TraceTogether app, which was added to the HMS ecosystem around the end of 2020.

If you're not minded about the limitations around using Huawei AppGallery, don't forget to check out the many Huawei phone reviews, guides, and news pieces about locally-relevant updates to the app store.

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