Huawei adds APKMirror to its app market. Huawei Petal Search also wants to be a universal app search and adds the complete APKMirror repository to its sources with access to an almost infinite collection of apps. Since Trumpazo broke up with China, Huawei’s guys have not stopped working on finding new solutions to avoid problems resulting from the loss of the Google Play certification for their smartphones.
In fact, the Chinese giant has offered millions of rain to developers to quickly adapt their applications to the requirements of the App Gallery and its Huawei mobile services, also offering options to users who replace the most important Google services such as Maps, Search or YouTube, in your case here Maps, Petal Search and DailyMotion.
However, Huawei’s big surprise is none other than Petal Search, another app equipped with a simple search bar, but which has become an essential widget in Huawei’s new Android.
Not surprisingly, this metasearch engine is able to find almost all apps worldwide, by searching different repositories including Huawei App Gallery and from now on the complete collection of the popular APKMirror.
Huawei wants to improve the App Gallery and its “Huawei Mobile Service“, but the surprise of the surprises is undoubtedly Petal Search, which also wants to be a universal search engine for apps, including the complete APKMirror repository.
Huawei adds APKMirror to its app market, who wants Google Play now?
The functionality of Petal Search continues to grow. In fact, Huawei’s search bar already offers APK support from multiple sources, such as Huawei App Gallery, Aptoide, APKMonk, APKCenter, Uptodown, or APKPure, now it also includes the complete APKMirror repository which has become one of the most reliable alternatives to Google Play Store.
It is true in any case that some repositories like Aptoide have proven to be rather insecure due to the malware, although APKMirror offers us a little more reliability since it is probably the only Android app repository that verifies all published applications and that controls cryptographic signatures to see if they match the original developer ‘s APK.
In Petal Search you can search for any app and the results will mix showing the source repository where it is available. The APKMirror option will automatically download the latest version of the app, something very useful and that will avoid having to navigate through the options since it should be noted that APKMirror always saves history and you can access previous versions of any app from its site Web.
It is now also compatible with XAPK files
The latest of the innovations integrated and announced for Petal Search is its compatibility with the XAPK files, which will allow us to directly install this type of package that integrates both the APK of the apps and the rest of the data necessary for their correct installation.
This opens up the possibility for Petal Search to find the XAPK files and allow us to run them without external installers, facilitating the activity for the user and thus correcting one of the basic needs of many apps to work on the Android fork now used by Huawei phones.
However, the need for many apps for Google’s APIs and services remains to be resolved, something that does not have such a simple solution and that requires some development and adaptation to the Huawei mobile platform and services. It seems that, in fact, the steps taken will be followed by Huawei, which tries to grow its new services and not go back to Google… Will they succeed?