Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones: Reuters

HUAWEI Ascend P6 smartphone

HUAWEI Ascend P6 smartphone. Photo: Petar Milošević.

PanARMENIAN.Net – Facebook Inc is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep its business afloat in the face of a U.S. ban on its purchase of American parts and software, Reuters reports.

Customers who already have Huawei phones will still be able to use its apps and receive updates, Facebook said. But new Huawei phones will no longer be able to have Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram apps pre-installed.

Smartphone vendors often enter business deals to pre-install popular apps such as Facebook. Apps including Twitter and Booking.com also come pre-installed on Huawei phones in many markets. Twitter Inc declined to comment and Booking Holdings did not respond to a request.

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