VideoLAN announced that many of Huawei's new phones will no longer be able to download VLC media player from the Google Play store.
The decision came as a result of the Chinese telecom policy to have its devices cut background images, which stops VLC's background audio playback, VideoLAN said in a tweet .
"PSA: @ HuaweiMobile- Phones are now blacklisted and can not get VLC on the Play Store. Their ridiculous policy to kill all wallpapers (except their own) violates VLC audio background playback (of course), "wrote the company.
The black list concerns only Huawei's newer phones, according to FrAndroid. On Wednesday morning, the website registered that it could not download the open source media player to the newly released P20 Pro, but could do it on Mate 10 Pro and P9.
Huawei did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
Last week, Huaweiand CEO Richard Yu expressed hope that the company would send 200 million phones by the end of 2018 – despite .