Huawei’s Search Engine, Petal, Launches in South Africa

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A few months back, Huawei announced new developments to Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem at the HUAWEI Mate 40 Series launch event, launching Petal Search, Petal Maps, HUAWEI Docs, levelling up global Huawei users’ digital experience with other new updates. The company has now announced that Petal Search is now available in South Africa.

Huawei’s official search engine app, Petal Search now is available in over 170 countries and regions and supports over 50 languages.

Petal Search offers search capabilities across more than 20 categories, including apps, news, videos, images, shopping, flights, and local business. According to Huawei, the search portal also develops and integrates various tools, such as weather, calculator, rate exchange and even paper query to help users easily obtain daily-used information. Search results are presented in information cards, as opposed to simple weblinks, something that Huawei says is meant to help users get a wealth of useful information instantly with just a few clicks.

Leveraging Huawei devices’ AI capabilities, Petal Search allows users to search by taking photos or images through its visual search function. It recognises a wide range of objects such as people, animals, and landmarks, and will introduce new capabilities such as plants identification in the new future, as per the company. For instance, a user can simply take a photo of a dish and Petal Search will provide the recipe. A voice search feature is also integrated into the app, supporting English, Spanish, French, Arabic and more. These features help Petal Search meet the needs of users accustomed to an efficient and mobile-centric lifestyle.

“In addition, with the cooperation with global and local partners, Petal Search is vigorously developing local life search services, to provide users a rich location-based and scenario-based search experience. When user look up for local life content, Petal Search provides users with high-quality and popular localized information, such as personalized recommendations or nearby foods, worth visiting local attractions, and shopping discounts,” reads Huawei’s statement.

The new app is available on Huawei devices or through the Huawei App Gallery.

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