according to ReutersIf you already have a Huawei phone, you should be able to continue receiving updates from Facebook apps. The change will only affect new phones. Facebook and Huawei have not responded to requests for comment.
Facebook's decision is the latest consequence of the US government decision Last month, Huawei was added to a list of companies that, for reasons of national security, must obtain permission to buy US technologies, including software. US companies are now refusing to sell microchips and other components to Huawei. Google has revoked Huawei's licenses to install its software, such as the Google Play and Gmail application store, on its phones.
Huawei, the world's second largest smartphone maker according to IDCIt is still allowed to use the free version of the Android operating system, free source code, on its new phones. Users of these phones should be able to access Facebook via the Web and install WhatsApp in download the application directly from the WhatsApp website. Installation programs for other applications, such as Facebook Messenger and Instagram, are also available from third parties on the Web. But without the official support of companies like Google and Facebook, it is possible that some applications do not work as expected.
In China, where Facebook and Google are banned and where alternatives such as the Baidu search engine and the WeChat messaging application dominate, it may not be so bad. But for users in other countries, such as Europe, the lack of popular applications belonging to the United States could make Huawei phones less attractive.
The United States has long been concerned that Huawei could use its telecommunication equipment to spy on the Chinese government. Huawei denies ever having hoped, or would ever hope, to spy on his customers and continue the US government on a law prohibiting government agencies from doing business with this technology of use of Huawei and ZTE. Huawei also argued This Chinese law does not oblige to spy for the Chinese government, although jurists are not convinced by the logic of the company.
Some non-US companies, including the British chip maker, cut ties with Huawei because some of their technologies are being developed in the United States. Analysts say the company has stocks of chips, and Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said in a half-declaration last month that it could manufacture its own chips to replace those of US chip makers. Indeed, US sanctions give Chinese companies one more reason stop relying on foreign-made technologies. However, Huawei and other Chinese companies may take years to separate from their US suppliers.
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