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Huawei recently showed off new, Asia-specific content that’s just rolled out to Huawei Assistant.

Keen to give it a whirl, TechNode’s editor, David Cohen, gave a review of the Chinese version of Huawei Assistant and Huawei Ability Gallery at our Shanghai office while our TechNode Global (Singapore) country manager, Shi Hui Tan, visited a Huawei store in the city-state to check out the international version.

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Huawei is facing a big challenge outside of China where, as was reported in 2019, new versions of its smartphones lose access to popular applications and services including Google Play, Google Maps and the Gmail app. 

To overcome this, Huawei is launching its own version of these, including the revamped Huawei Assistant and the new Huawei Ability Gallery. It’ll be interesting to see if the big-name Southeast Asia apps will sign up for the Huawei Ability Gallery – it’ll be a crucial factor for Huawei to stand up against the competition. 

Shi Jiayi is the Shanghai-based visual reporter helping provide multimedia elements about China’s fast-changing technology and culture. She holds a B.A. in Convergence Journalism from the University...

David Cohen is a former acting editor in chief at TechNode. Since 2010, he has covered China as a writer and editor at outlets including the Diplomat, the Jamestown Foundation, and China Policy. He’s...

Based in Shanghai, Suzanne builds and promotes TechNode domestically and globally by designing and implementing online and offline marketing campaigns and events. A Global Studies graduate from St. Lawrence...