Facebook hit Huawei with another ban. Now, don't let the manufacturer pre-install its applications on its new phones.
Huawei phone owners will still be able to download and update Facebook applications, but Huawei's new devices may not come with preinstalled Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram applications, as previously reported by Reuters.
"We are reviewing the final regulations of the Department of Commerce and taking measures to ensure compliance," a Facebook spokesman said in a statement emailed to CNET confirming the change.
Facebook obeys the requirement of President Donald Trump, who signed an executive order that prohibits US companies from doing business with Huawei without prior authorization from the government. Trump made this decision due to national security concerns over Huawei's close relationship with the Chinese government. Shortly after,
United States is also. The company has been accused on several occasions that its products are used for spying and the chief executive of the Chinese company said this week that the company is willing to sign a with the United States
A spokesman for Huawei confirmed to CNET in Spanish the decision of Facebook and reiterated that "it only applies to phones that we have not yet manufactured, and even on those devices users can download Facebook from the Play Store." The company did not know if future cell phones will have Google Play Store, or if Facebook applications will be available in another store created for a company's own operating system. This operating system isand has sounded loud in recent weeks.
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Editor's Note: This article was updated on Friday, June 6 at 9:17 a.m. U.S. Pacific time to add comment from Huawei.
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