Published on July 9th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning


Huawei has announced the Australian launch of the Find Apps search widget – a new search tool that offers Huawei users an open gateway to a million apps and an easy way to search for the things they need including news, images and more, directly from the home screen of their device.

The Find Apps search widget comes pre-installed on any new devices purchased from the latest HUAWEI P40 Series and is available for download via the AppGallery by existing users in Australia with a P40, P40 Pro, Mate 30 Pro and Mate Xs.

Created in partnership with global and European search engine leaders, including Qwant and Yandex, the Find Apps search widget brings together the best in hardware-based security and safety technologies, combined with the unparalleled privacy standards set by these leading privacy-by-design search engines, to ensure the highest standards of data privacy and security for Huawei users.

Larking Huang, Managing Director of Huawei Consumer Business in Australia: “At Huawei, we are committed to providing new and innovative technologies for our customers. Now, with the Find Apps search widget, powered by Petal Search Engine, Huawei users have an easy way to find, explore and download the apps they need onto their device.”

Gateway to a million apps

It is now even easier for Huawei users to have the apps they want on their HMS devices.

1)   Phone Clone – One easy way to transfer your apps, contacts, data, files and photos from your old smartphone to your new smartphone, in a few simple steps. Find out more.

2)   AppGallery – Huawei’s official app store with more than 420M global monthly active users and a constantly growing list of apps. It features a four-layer detection mechanism to ensure apps featured are safe to download and use. Simply browse and download the apps you need.

3)   Find Apps search widget – one of three ways in which Huawei users can find and download apps on to their HMS devices, alongside AppGallery and Phone Clone. Simply use it directly from the home screen of your device.

A new search experience

Powered by the Petal Search engine, the Find Apps search widget brings an alternative search experience that locates and aggregates information, delivering accurate and relevant results for each user, enabling them to fully personalise and manage their smartphone experience.

In addition to news, images and entertainment, the search tool lists apps from multiple sources – always citing the source origin. Huawei’s AppGallery is completely integrated into the widget with apps already available appearing at the top of any search in the new tool. Hundreds of new apps continue to be added to the AppGallery every week.


The Find Apps search widget currently supports more than 40 languages and is available in 45 countries and regions (including Australia), with plans for wider rollout to even more countries in the future.

The new search tool will come pre-installed on Huawei’s latest flagship HUAWEI P40 series, including the P40 Pro and P40, with the Mate 30 Pro and Mate Xs coming soon. For existing Huawei users, it is now available to download from the AppGallery by simply searching for Petal Search – Find Apps, then enabling the Find Apps search widget on the home screen of your device.

To download Petal Search – Find Apps via Huawei AppGallery, click here.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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