Huawei is already testing its alternative to Gmail: Petal Mail is arriving. The Chinese manufacturer Huawei was forced to do without Google services in its latest phones, and despite reports that Harmony OS is nothing more than a copy of Android and not an independent operating system, it continues to work to develop its applications, such as its email system: Petal Mail.
After Petal Search and Petal Maps, comes Petal Mail
The Chinese giant already has its search engine, Petal Search, which provides information on apps, news, images, videos, shopping, music in over 50 languages and its map app, Petal Maps, which features map viewing and navigation mode for use as a GPS and is available in over 140 countries and regions outside of China.
Now, Huawei is going one step further to completely disassociate itself from Google and is already testing its email provider that has the domain @petalmail.com.
If we want to open an email account with this new provider, we must access the Petal Mail website, and once the registration and verification of your mobile number are complete, we can manage our new email account from there. Of course, Huawei is also working on a mobile application, but, for the moment, it is in beta and not yet operational.
The Chinese giant is well aware that the solution to the crisis it is currently suffering is to create a complete ecosystem of applications that can replace Google apps and services, and sell its phones as something unique in the market: Devices with the best hardware and its software that does not depend on third parties.