Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei is working on a competing email service for Google Gmail called Petal Mail.
- The new email service is allegedly called Petal Mail
- One of several steps to completely replace Google
- Petal Mail should be in an early test stage right now
Huawei has had major problems after the United States imposed strict restrictions and in principle banned the manufacturer from using products and services from companies based in the country.
Google is an American company and therefore Huawei was effectively prevented from using both the company’s services and the app store on their mobile phones and tablets.
To remedy the problem, Huawei has developed both a brand new operating system called Harmony OS, and a host of competing apps that will replace many of Google’s own.
Here are some examples of Google services and the equivalent from Huawei:
- Huawei Mobile Services replaces Google Play Services
- Huawei AppGallery replaces Google Play Store
- Huawei Petal Maps replaces Google Maps
Petal Mail, which is the alleged name of Huawei’s new email service, will be a direct competitor to Google Gmail.
And today there are not many details about the Huawei Petal Mail. No more than that Huawei is alleged to be working on the service, that a small number of test persons are wanted to provide feedback on the service and that the work is only at an early stage.
Another official news is that Huawei has launched a virtual currency called Petals. It is unclear why the currency was released and what Huawei intends to use it for in the future.