Some Huawei smartphone owners are seeing adverts on their lock screens

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 14, 2019

However, there seems to be another Chinese tech firm that is treading the same path - Huawei.

Advertising has a time and a place, and the place is never on the lock screen of a smartphone you paid a lot of money for.

A number of disgruntled Huawei owners have taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure at being greeted with a "Booking.com" logo on their lock screen wallpaper.

As if Huawei doesn't already have enough problems in the United States and elsewhere, the company has started showing ads on the lock screen of several of phones, including the P30 Pro flagship.

So far, Huawei hasn't commented on the reports, so we don't know the exact reason for its actions - but money (unsurprisingly) could well be a key driver as it looks to generate new revenue in the wake of global uncertainty about its future in the smartphone market - at least in terms of using Android. For now, the ads don't seem to be limited to a specific country or a region as it is showing in Huawei devices in the UK, Netherlands, Ireland, South Africa, Norway and Germany. Huawei has not yet mentioned anything about it though. However, if you too are a part of it, the only way to shut it down is to not use the pre-installed magazine wallpapers. Meanwhile, there are multiple rumours circulating the web regarding what OS will Huawei finally use in smartphones now that Google has pulled the Android plug as a part of US-China trade war.

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