What is Petal Search? Huawei’s new search engine launches in SA


Huawei announced new developments to Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem at the Mate 40 Series launch event, previewing Petal Search — which rolls out in South Africa today.

Huawei’s official search engine app, Petal Search now is available in over 170 countries and regions and supports over 50 languages, letting users conveniently and instantly find out the information and services they need. 

Petal Search offers search capabilities across more than 20 categories, including apps, news, videos, images, shopping, flights, and local business. It also develops and integrates various tools, such as weather, calculator, rate exchange and even paper query to help the user easily obtain daily-used information. With the new update, the search experience is now visually richer. Search results are presented in information cards, as opposed to simple web links, to help users get this wealth of useful information instantly with just a few clicks. 

Petal to the metal

Huawei’s AppGallery has been bolstered in recent years to include more local apps. At this point, there is a variety of local apps available, including ABSA, Discovery Bank, DSTV Now, Showmax, Standard bank, Woolworth, Zando, Supersport and many more.

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. For instance, the 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, Huawei is vigorously developing local life search services, to provide users with a rich location-based and scenario-based search experience. When user lookup for local life content, Petal Search provides users with high-quality and most popular localised information, such as personalised recommendations or nearby foods, worth visiting local attractions, and shopping discounts.

For more information about Petal Search, please visit this page. Petal Search is currently on Huawei mobile devices and tablets.



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