Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing its apps

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According to a report from Reuters, Facebook has suspended the installation of Facebook apps on Huawei phones that has not yet left their factory. This includes their apps like WhatsApp and Instagram.

Facebook’s suspension will not affect current Huawei smartphone users who, by the way, can still download and install apps and receive updates from the Play Store like other Android users.

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Just to be clear, this prevents Huawei from pre-installing Facebook apps on phones that are still in factories. But it doesn’t stop users from installing the apps on their own, either through the Play Store or through side loading.

Weirdly enough, the suspension was not affected by the 90-day reprieve the US government granted Huawei to get their affairs with their partners in order.

For those not familiar, a few weeks ago the US government placed Huawei on the entity list, banning them from accessing US technologies and doing business with US companies like Google, Android, ARM, and more. Recently, the company’s membership to the Wi-Fi Alliance, Bluetooth SIG, and SD Association was restored after they were removed from the group.

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Source: Reuters

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