Huawei announces updates to Petal Search bringing more apps, games and experiences

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) has announced upgrades to it’s Petal Search app, which is a one-stop search engine to discover and download apps, games and experiences. Huawei says these upgrades make the search experience more intuitive and result-oriented, and that they also enable the user to extend the environment to other smart devices.

Huawei seems confident that the V11.0.1 release of Petal Search will make the app more innovative, versatile, and offer a secure search experience.

Adam Xiao, Managing Director, HMS and Consumer Cloud Service for HUAWEI Consumer Business Group MEA, said: “At Huawei, we are constantly striving to push the boundaries of innovation and technology so that it can benefit consumers as much as possible. Since the launch of Petal Search, millions of Huawei smartphone users in the region have taken advantage of its extensive range of features. And this is what motivates our R&D teams to continue on their path of innovation, with a focus on new and improved features that impact everyday life and experiences.” 

The new user-experience upgrades to Petal Search include the revision to a more friendly experience from the URL bar, including the ability to return to previous search results. Auto-suggestion has been improved too, with more information directing the user to the best results.

Other improvements and features include:

Petal Search revision  

There’s now a re-design for a more user-friendly experience through a URL bar-initiated search. The user can also return to the previous search result after multiple searches. This makes the search journey smoother and as a result will improve user retention.


Recommendations on suggestion page are now easier and faster. More information is now able to be displayed in the suggestion section providing the user with exactly what they want.

In-app Push Improvement  

As a brand communication channel, campaign landing pages and results pages can guide users to enable notifications, and access information about brands, offers, and what matters to them.

Internal Message

Users can now choose to receive internal messages from Petal Search such as announcements and promotional information. It is also easier and faster to check important information within Petal Search.

Petal Assistant

To enhance the experience, Huawei has enriched what the assistant can do in Petal Search. ‘My Day’ allows users to see cards related to schedule management. ‘Moments’ Provides users with cards related to personal interests and scenario-based tools.

Petal Search Optimization 

Now provides a Newsbox feed, search bar words and optimizes shortcut and hot word cards to give users richer information and improved operational capabilities. 

Course Box

This aggregates course material in two languages – English and Spanish. The Course Box will show when users search for a course-related query. Users can select from 21 courses categories and 5 sorting patterns to obtain the most relevant course results.

Football Player Box

This solution integrates professional data such as player statistics and transfer history, significantly enhancing the richness of Football Player Box and building differentiation.

Shopping Center

Is a business platform designed for e-commerce partners to upload and manage product data. Partners are able to efficiently manage products, build a campaign and push product data to the advertising system.

Travel Center 

A one stop portal for hotel owners, OTA(Online travel agent ), and agencies –  the Travel Centre helps commercial partners to upload and manage their hotel feeds, pricing, and optimizing and managing data feeds for Huawei Hotel Ads. It offers real-time data monitoring and a daily data report to track performance.

With all these advancements, Huawei says Petal Search puts the world in the palm of its users’ hands.

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