Earlier today, Financial Times reported that Google had warned the us government of potential security risks regarding the blacklisting of Huawei. Now the attention turns to Facebook which is suspending its relationship with Huawei.
The Facebook ban applies to any Huawei phone that has not yet left the factory, Reuters reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
For now, the Play store for Android and all Google apps will continue to be available to Huawei.
The US restrictions against Huawei are the result of an executive order issued in May by Trump, which prevents companies from countries listed as "foreign adversaries" from accessing American technology without government approval.
In France, sales of premium Huawei smartphones fell by about one-fifth in the week after the U.S. blacklisted the company, according to a telecom industry representative who asked not to be identified as the figures are private. USA officials are concerned that Huawei's handsets and networking equipment contain a hidden backdoor that acts as a conduit to pass sensitive information along to Beijing.
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In 2013, the FTC closed an antitrust investigation of Google over whether it favored certain search results, among other things. President Donald Trump and many Republicans have complained that Facebook, Google and Twitter Inc. suppress conservative views.
Huawei's OS will be called OakOS in Western markets and HongMeng OS in China, according to the English-lanaguge Chinese newspaper Global Times.
Luckily for Huawei, the more serious consequences of the 'National Emergency', like not being able to receive security updates from Google, are on hold for 90 days till 21st August 2019. Google warned that this hybrid version will likely contain more security bugs than Google's OS.
Huawei has confirmed that it developed an exclusive operating system for its devices in the wake of ongoing friction with the United States government.
What this may mean for Huawei, though, is that the company may have to create its own app store - not an easy feat.
Huawei's placement on the Commerce Department's Entity List means that it can not obtain parts, components, and software from us companies without a license issued by the United States government.