Source: Business Insider
Chinese tech giant Huawei is trying to lure developers to build apps for its flagship phones, after it was placed on a US trade blacklist in 2019 and cut off from Google’s services on Android. Huawei phones can still run Android, but the company now needs its own viable app ecosystem to replace lost Google services such as Google’s app store. It held a developer day in London on Wednesday and announced a $26 million investment to court British and Irish developers to make apps for Huawei’s App Gallery. There are some major apps available through Huawei’s App Gallery such as Amazon, Snapchat, TikTok, and Fortnite, but most popular apps are still missing. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Huawei is trying to cobble together its own app ecosystem after being cut off from Google, and is actively trying to lure app developers with the promise of funding. In May 2019, the Trump administration placed Huawei on a trade blacklist known as an “entity list,” forcing US companies to seek government permission before they can do business with the company.