For those who’re old enough (like me, I mean), supermarkets were for long only found within the CBD. This meant that matatus were in the evening ferrying family breadwinners carrying polythene bags (and cartons, during end month) filled with various household necessities. Then well-stocked and alternative supermarket brands soon began sprouting up within estates.
And this is how most people, and households, moved from that weekly and monthly (mostly weekend) ritual of doing their shopping from CBD-based supermarkets. Nowadays, most people do their shopping from wherever is convenient, whether in the supermarkets based within their residential areas or in the CBD.
Just like with shoppers being used to supermarkets in the CBD, many Android-based smartphone users have traditionally been accustomed to downloading their apps from Google Play Store.
And here’s why and how. The recently launched Huawei Y7p, with a 48MP AI Triple camera, 4,000mAh battery and 4GB of RAM among other premium features, is currently retailing on Jumia for Kshs 18,499. The Huawei Y7p from Huawei Mobile Kenya is the first device to be launched exclusively with Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), the Chinese vednors’s mobile ecosystem which has a range of essential smartphone features like the HUAWEI AppGallery from where users can download and install their apps for use on their device.
For potential buyers of the new Huawei Y7p and other keen Huawei fans, below is a guide on how to download and install mobile apps from the HUAWEI AppGallery and use them on the device:
- On getting and setting up the new Huawei Y7p, proceed to the HUAWEI AppGallery (located on the phone’s homescreen) to download and populate the phone with necessary applications.
- On the HUAWEI AppGallery, apps are listed in categories – that is Games, Books and References (examples here being the Bible and Opera News app), Business (for Microsoft Office, Email and other productivity and work-related apps); Communication (for the likes of TrueCaller, SnapChat and WhatsApp), Media and Entertainment (TikTok and VLC player are listed here) and Navigation among other categories.
- You’ll find quite a number of useful and crucial apps when you keenly search through the HUAWEI AppGallery collection.
- Once on the HUAWEI AppGallery, you can even further and locate and download additional apps once you search for, download and install ‘AppFinder’ from the HUAWEI AppGallery.
- Once installed, the AppFinder’s icon will now be displayed on the phone’s screen as a stand-alone app even though it’s like an auxiliary app store to the HUAWEI AppGallery. Using the AppFinder, one can now locate and install third party apps (via either APKPure or Aurora Store) including common social media apps (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Skype and Telegram among others).
- The apps on the AppFinder are also grouped in categories – Social and Communication, Games, Shopping (for the various e-retail platforms like Kilimall, Jumia and Amazon), Media and Entertainment (Netflix et al), and Productivity and Tools among others. One is at liberty to choose what to pick and install and what to leave out. The Twitter app is however listed in the ‘News & Read’ category.
- Once an app is downloaded and installed via AppFinder, its icon then appears on the phone’s screen.
- For those, like me, who rely on Gmail for both personal and official emailing, you can relax because you’re sorted. And you use Google Chrome to search and browse webpages normally.
- In addition to developing and launching its own appstore, the HUAWEI AppGallery, Huawei has also unveiled HarmonyOS, with the first product running the operating system currently available in China. Unlike Android and iOS, HarmonyOS is a distributed OS designed to provide a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios. From China and in the future, devices shipped to the global market will also have HarmonyOS.
And of course, it’s important to note that downloading from the Huawei AppGallery and AppFinder is not the only mode of installing apps onto the Huawei Y7p. The most uncomplicated method of getting your favorite apps onto the new device still remains via the Phone Clone feature by which one ‘clones’ (or copies) all the apps installed on their older phone onto the new device as shown in the image below.
One can also simply transfer their apps to the new device from their USB drive using a cable by following few simple steps as a guide.
And just in case you get stuck or encounter challenges during your apps’ installation, you can always check on the Huawei Community, the user forum from where one can gain valuable information and guidance on how to install apps to various Huawei devices. The user forum is accessed from the AppGallery by clicking on the featured banner titled ‘Huawei Apps Installation Guide‘.
Like we said at the beginning of this post, even though we’ve become accustomed to installing apps to our devices from Google’s Play Store, a time has come for an alternative location for downloading and installing these same apps and tools, the HUAWEI AppGallery. And it starts with the new Huawei Y7p which we invite you to order from here then get a free Huawei Band 4e and complimentary Cloud storage for a whole year.