Facebook Just Prohibited Huawei Phones To Pre-install Their Mobile App
FACEBOOK – New phones usually come with pre-installed apps like Viber, Twitter, etc. but the Facebook app will no longer appear in newer Huawei phones.
The China-based mobile company Huawei now faces another issue after being banned by the United States from purchasing tech parts. Also, some retailers and tech shops refused to accept their units following the ban.
Meanwhile, the popular social media networking site – Facebook – also reportedly made a move to ban Huawei phones from pre-installing their mobile app.
Previous customers with older models of Huawei phones, or newer models with the app already installed can still use the app and make updates. However, the next Huawei phones will no longer have the FB app built-in.
Other than Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp will also be removed.
Phone manufactures and producers usually make business deals with companies to pre-install popular apps like Facebook on their units. In several markets, apps like Twitter and Booking.com commonly come built-in on Huawei models.
Twitter, on the other hand, refused to comment on the matter and Booking Holdings have not responded to a request.
Facebook’s decision could lessen the anticipated sales for Huawei Technologies Co Ltd despite their brand being the largest revenue generator in the preceding year. The company was propelled by the steady growth in Europe and Asia.
Huawei did not comment on the matter.
For Huawei users with the current models, although the FB App is no longer pre-installed in the unit, it can still be downloaded off of the Google Playstore.
But the future versions/models of the phone brand will no longer have acces to Google Playstore and its apps. The permission will be granted once the US government changes its decisions.
This is according to an article from MSN News.
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.