VLC today announced that it has blacklisted the latest smartphones from Huawei on the Google Play Store from downloading the VLC media player. The team behind the popular open source media player has taken this decision due to Huawei’s “ridiculous policy of killing all background apps” which ends up breaking background audio playback in VLC.
Reports state that Huawei is currently under investigation from the United States government in connection with Iran sanction violations.
Research analytics firm Canalys says the Chinese smartphone market saw a staggering decline of 21 percent in Q1 2018, with total smartphone shipments coming in at 91 million units. The market had first crossed this mark back in Q4 2013.
Huawei looks to be following in the footsteps of ZTE, another Chinese smartphone manufacturer, as an investigation over sanctions violations has cropped up.
One complaint about general phone reviews has been that they focus(!) too much on the cameras – most of us only take a handful of photos per day, yet quite often a third of a phone review is talking about its camera. However, remember that you may only take a few photos and use your phone for a few minutes each day, but the shots it produces are memories and will stay with you for years to come, while the hours you spend in Twitter and Facebook are utterly ephemeral.
Nearly a month after their international launch, Huawei today launched the P20 Pro and P20 Lite in India. The handsets will go on sale in the country from early next month.
When Huawei unveiled the P20 Pro last month, it surprised almost everyone with its triple camera setup at the rear. The triple camera setup includes a whopping 40MP 1/17-inch primary sensor paired with an 8MP telephoto and a monochrome sensor.
The Huawei P20, along with its two variants, may launch in the North American market after all, even if they will still be skipping the United States.
Late last month, Huawei unveiled the Mate RS featuring a 6-inch flexible OLED panel, two fingerprint scanners, and a triple camera set up at the rear. At that point, not much attention was paid to the display of the handset. Huawei had previously used OLED panels on its flagship handsets which it had sourced from Samsung.
Earlier this year, Huawei planned on launching the Mate 10 Pro in the United States, beginning with a wireless carrier deal with AT&T.