SHENZHEN – Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has launched its first application store.

Preinstalled in Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, the new app store – AppGallery – can also be downloaded by other Huawei users.

Huawei might be one of the biggest smartphone companies in the world right after Samsung and Apple, but unlike its competitors, it was lacking an in-house globally available app store.

This changes now as the Chinese company announced the launch of AppGallery, available for download by all Huawei smartphones. Owners P20 and P20 Pro are lucky enough and already have it pre-installed.

AppGallery features with 5 tabs – Featured, Category, Top, Manager, and the last one being Me where are all the user settings and app preferences.

Since the company is the biggest smartphone manufacturer in China, a lot of apps in the various categories are aimed at Asian markets.