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VLC blacklists Huawei phones

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  • This decision was made due to the “ridiculous” way that Huawei’s software handles background apps.

This week, popular app VLC media player has decided to blacklist Huawei smartphones due to how those devices affect the app.

VLC media player is one of the most widely used apps on the market, on multiple platforms, for viewing local media. It works great, and the Android app has only been getting better over the years. However, Huawei’s devices haven’t played very nicely with it.

Announced on Twitter (via FrAndroid), 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.VLC official tweet blacklisting Huawei phones

Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecommunications network gear and the no.3 smartphone supplier; has been recently facing difficulty on multiple fronts. Developer forums are flooded with complaints and issue regarding their software, which has been getting better overall. On the business end, Britain’s GCHQ spy agency, will intensify the espionage debate around Huawei, which has come under increasing fire in the United States and Australia over concerns it could facilitate Chinese government spying.

 

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