The App Gallery has served as Huawei’s app store for some time. In June, Petal Search was launched – a search engine that lets you get APKs of popular apps that aren’t yet available in the App Gallery. Now Petal Search has got even more useful features and can act as an independent search engine, besides helping you find apps.
The Petal Search app now works as a general search engine and provides news, images and videos as well as results for regular queries. You can also use it for shopping and booking flights, just like you can on Google or Bing. In our tests, search results were provided by Microsoft Bing, although other reports claim regions such as Spain and Turkey have independent indexing direct from Huawei.
Huawei Petal Search app interface
You can also add a petal search widget right on your home screen for easy access. Huawei reportedly plans to further redesign the petal search by integrating its own Celia digital assistant to become independent of Google in the search world. We’ll be looking for more developments with Petal Search, but it’s still a work in progress for now.