You’d all agree with me that Huawei makes some great smartphones, however, the company’s software has been an issue for a while. These devices have been said to cause developers a lot of headaches and for this reason, popular app VLC media player has decided to blacklist Huawei smartphones due to how those devices affect the app.
What does this mean? This means that if you own a Huawei handset that does not already have VLC installed, you won’t be able to download it on the Google Play Store. Announced on Twitter, VideoLAN has decided to blacklist Huawei smartphones from downloading VLC from Google Play. This decision was made due to the “ridiculous” way that Huawei’s software handles background apps.
As VideoLAN states, these devices are very aggressive with killing background activities from apps that are not from Huawei itself. This causes a problem with VLC, as background play cannot work when the phone is killing the app.
However, the VLC app can still be loaded as an APK on affected devices, but until Huawei changes how it treats background activities, users likely won’t be able to download it from Google Play Store anymore.