Facebook will not allow Huawei to pre-install its applications on its smartphone range. The company has suspended its business with Huawei following the US government ban against it.
Huawei’s upcoming smartphones will not come pre-installed with Facebook apps suites. This means future Huawei products will not have apps like Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, reports Reuters. The social media giant is basically denying pre-installs on “any phone which has not yet left the factory.”
However, the report adds that current Huawei smartphones users will be able to download and use its app suite. The users will be able to get updates as well. The move is yet another blow to the Chinese giant after other tech companies suspending its business following President Trump order.
Meanwhile, Huawei reportedly asked its manufacturing partner Foxconn to halt some of its production lines dedicated to the Chinese company. However, Huawei denied the development in a statement and said, “Recent media reports are propagating a rumour that Huawei is cutting back production of smartphones in response to its placement on the US Commerce Department’s entity list. Huawei refutes these claims. Our global production levels are normal, with no notable adjustments in either direction.”
Previously, the company filed a new legal motion challenging the US government ban as unconstitutional. Huawei is basically saying that the government ban is “a bill of attainder”. The legislation basically bars Congress to ban an entity or a group without a fair trial. The Chinese company says that Congress overstepped the law by imposing the ban, singling out Huawei and making it impossible to conduct business in the US.