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Monday, April 15, 2019

Huawei phones can download VLC again after being blacklisted by app developers

Last year, VLC’s app developers blacklisted Huawei devices due to their aggressive background task management methods that caused instability for the media player app, ultimately forcing it to crash and result in an uptick of negative reviews. While it might seem unjust to punish an entire user base due to the actions taken by a phone manufacturer, all that bad blood comes to an end today because the block has been lifted, as spotted by AndroidPolice.

Huawei recently rolled back its aggressive app killing by disabling the feature by default, although there were still some lingering issues getting VLC to work with a Huawei device while the Play Store blacklist was still in effect. VLC’s block originally applied to the Huawei P8, P10, and...

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The Verge - Tech Posts

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