Huawei Can No Longer Pre-Install Facebook, Instagram, Or WhatsApp

Reuters is reporting that Facebook is the latest company to shun troubled Chinese phone maker Huawei like it has the plague:

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.

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

Although Facebook isn’t a huge loss for Huawei, it represents yet another obstacle in their attempt to keep their handset business alive as  is likely in very deep trouble because of the executive order that President Trump signed and the growing list of companies that won’t do business with them as a result of that. And you can fully expect other app makers to do the same thing as Facebook shortly.

Happy Friday Huawei!

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