Huawei’s Gmail alternative

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Huawei has been working for some time to offer alternatives to the different Google services. At the time we talked about HiCar, an Android Auto of the most complete, and today it is the turn of Petal Mail.

The family Huawei Petal it is an ecosystem of applications to compete with those of Google. And now that Petal Mail arrives in Spain, we wanted to test this email available in the Huawei AppGallery.

Petal Mail arrives in Spain: this is Huawei’s email service

petal mail interface

As we told you, Petal Mail is an email service for Huawei mobiles that already works in Spain. And, the truth is that the app does not involve any mystery, being able to send and receive emails, add documents…

Obviously, the push notifications will reach you instantly, in addition to having an aspect that is very reminiscent of Gmail, making its use very simple, thanks to a minimalist interface and without too many extra settings.

It should be noted that Petal Mail offers you 5 GB of free storage, A detail to keep in mind. But, while it’s true that this email service isn’t bad at all, it still can’t stand up to Gmail.

You cannot add more than one account, there is no integration with the Huawei calendar… Obviously, these are functions that Huawei will add little by little, but we believe that this service is still too green.

It’s green, but it’s perfect if you want something super simple

Of course, we also want to emphasize that, although Petal Mail is missing some elements, which we hope they will add later, the truth is that the Asian company is on the right track if it wants to ignore everything that has to do with Google. The app works well, fast and has no complex add-ons. It is a functional and simple email client.

Is Petal Mail better than Gmail? For now, it’s a long way from competing with Google’s powerful email service, but it’s a first step in further moving away from the Mountain View-based company. If you have a Huawei phone and want to try this service, you just have to download Petal Mail from the AppGallery.

Of course, that it lacks things does not mean that it is “bad”, at all. If you want a simple and working client, it’s perfect. 0 ads, 0 add-ons, extreme simplicity.

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