Huawei AppGallery app store is fairly lightweight and can be installed on any Android device (tested on Android 5 and higher). It can be an excellent drop replacement for Google Play Store especially for devices without Google Play services, such as DAPs (iBasso DX series, Fiio M series and etc.) or devices distributed in Mainland China. Huawei are extremely strict with app submission and verification process, so trash apps will not go through the review process that makes Huawei AppGallery more safer in terms of distributed app quality in comparison with Google Play Store.
Neutron is distributed via Huawei AppGallery app store too and is available in all countries, including Mainland China. Once installed Neutron will run for 4-5 days of trial period and then will expire. If you liked its performance and functionality just press 3-dot button in the Trial Expiry dialog or press settings -> Help -> Buy Now entry to start in-app purchase procedure of Huawei AppGallery which is very easy and fast. After purchase Neutron will automatically verify license, so you do not need to do anything else to continue using Neutron.
To install Huawei AppGallery app store:
- Download Huawei AppGallery's apk directly from Huawei (scroll to Download AppGallery Here!) or from Neutron's web site.
- Find downloaded apk (for example appgallery_10.0.0.305.apk) with File Manager and tap on it to start installation.
- Once installed you need to download and install Huawei Mobile Services apk (it is available in Google Play) or anywhere in the Internet (search for phrase: Huawei Mobile Services apk) or Neutron's web site and install it.
- Start Huawei AppGallery, it will likely try to self-update, proceed with updates if necessary.
- Create Huawei ID account (similar to Google or Apple or Blackberry ID) via Huawei AppGallery or via Huawei's web site and you are ready to go!
Huawei AppGallery was tested on iBasso DX200 and DX220 DAPs which are missing Google Play Store, on Xiaomi Mi4i, Samsung Galaxy 10e and it looks like it will work on any Android 5+ device without any limitations.