Huawei prepares its alternative to Gmail: Petal Mail already in tests

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Huawei is taking itself very seriously the creation of a whole suite of apps and services that compete with Google while allowing them not to depend on the Americans in any of their processes. HarmonyOS is here to replace Android, then the maps came under the Petal brand and the company keeps developing its ecosystem more and more.

The last thing on the table is an alternative to nothing more and nothing less than Gmail, one of the most powerful Google services in the world. According to sources close to the eastern manufacturer, Huawei has already launched the beta phase of its new Petal Mail. Huawei will soon have its own mail service accessible to all its users.


Petal Mail, already in beta

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We can go back to last February 2020, when Huawei was already mired in litigation with the United States and had been prohibited from accessing Google services for Android, as well as other derivatives of North American companies. So Huawei filed the patent application for the Petal Mailbox brand which was to become an alternative to Gmail.

The beta is limited to desktop users and residents of China

This brand seems to have evolved in this time, as the most recent information already places Huawei opening the beta phase for its new service: Huawei Petal Mail. If we want (and we live in China), we can sign up for the open beta of the service that It will allow us to test its operation, although initially it is only open for users operating systems and desktop.

Petal Mail has been hosted on the domain petalmail.com and Huawei will offer 100 yuan rewards to users who send feedback of service throughout the testing phase. Meanwhile, abroad we will not be able to access the new Petal Mail until it is definitively opened to everyone and its access is not limited only to IPs in its country of origin.

Petal Mail is already in China in beta phase Petal Mail is already in China in beta phase

The screenshots that have appeared so far show a mail service taking its first steps, both in functionalities and in design. We’ve got the classic Inbox, Starred, Drafts, Sent, Trash, and Spam folders, and little else at the moment. We will be attentive for when Petal Maps finally opens for everyone, as we assume that it will bring with it a mobile application that can probably be installed on any phone.

Via | Huawei Central


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