Huawei has banned the installation of third-party launchers on smartphones with proprietary EMUI 9 shell. The ban applies to Huawei and Honor devices.
According to Huawei, this restriction will help protect users from malicious applications and problems with the interface, as well as avoiding excessive processor load and fast battery consumption. In addition, many launchers show ads, even in pop-up windows, which cause inconvenience of use and may negatively affect Huawei's reputation, as users believe that the smartphone itself is faulty and not a third party application.
Until now, no Android smartphone maker has dared to take such a bold step. In addition, some companies (for example Xiaomi, ASUS and LG), on the contrary, have removed their shells from a number of models, replacing them with a pure version of Android.