Some newer Huawei phones are actively blocked from installing open source VLC media player from Google Play. VLC developers announced today that they blacklisting some of Huawei's devices after unhappy users have left too many one-star ratings for the app. But the negative reviews derive from a decision on Huawei's part and have nothing to do with VLC.
The negative reviews are a result of Huawei's aggressive battery management and tend to kill background programs, which directly affects VLC's background playback function. Huawei users in VLC forums are well aware of the problem. It is possible to manually disable these battery optimizations and make the app work properly in the background, but VLC claims that people often do not know how to do it so they blame the app instead.
The VLC team is especially blacklisting Huawei P8, P1
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– VideoLAN (@videolan) July 25, 2018