Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with U.S. sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by Washington.
Huawei devices will no longer ship with Facebook applications pre-installed in the latest blow for the beleaguered Chinese smartphone vendor.
Google, which complied with the ban on Huawei, just warned the Trump administration that if it moves ahead with the ban, it risks compromising national security, The Financial Times reports (via Reuters).
Fret not Facebook users, the Facebook-owed applications can still be downloaded through the Google Play store and receive updates, until the end of the 90-day grace period Google has given. As a result, Google restricted Huawei's access to its Android operating system.
Facebook has blocked Huawei from offering its applications pre-installed on new smartphones, in the latest development to the ongoing trade war between the USA and China. According to Reuters, the new ban applies only for unreleased Huawei phones.
Back then when you purchase a new Huawei device, it'll usually come with various apps preinstalled with one of them being Facebook.
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The action was taken in response to USA government action in May to bar U.S. companies from using foreign telecom firms it regards as a security risk. Aside from the losses to Huawei itself, the ban will also impact Huawei's suppliers. The news arrived in a tweet earlier today following speculation regarding Huawei's Android alternative in the wake of recent USA sanctions. And Huawei makes so many appealing handsets, from high-end to low-end, that its hardware will have a big enough global market to hurt Google's bottom line.
Best Buy kicked the Chinese brand Huawei out of its stores; Facebook sent the company a Dear John letter; the U.S. government accused it of stealing trade secrets; and Huawei recently underwent an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. A trio of sources tells the publication that Google has asked the USA government for permission to continue supplying Huawei without having to obtain a license from authorities.
The second argument in the above quote is that a ban would "create two kinds of Android" and hurt Google's monopoly over Android.
The Trump administration accuses Huawei of aiding Beijing in espionage, a claim the company denies.
Google is afraid that Huawei's replacement OS for Android is going to more at risk of being hacked.