Google is warning the USA government that its ban on Huawei may actually compromise national security. Reuters is reporting that Facebook is now joining Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and others in the Huawei ban. As we've already explained, the ban means Huawei can't use Google's version of Android, which includes the Play Store and all the Google apps Android buyers want.
Alphabet Inc., which owns Google, suspended access to its Android operating system in all new devices-meaning they will lose access to popular apps such as Gmail and YouTube.
Google is among the tech companies lobbying the Trump administration to exempt it from a ban on exports to Huawei and avoid a shutdown of services.
The scenario might seem surreal but it is not hard to imagine how many foreign powers are not waiting for anything other than finding flaws in operating systems to obtain confidential information.
The social network said it has suspended providing software for Huawei to put on its devices while it reviews recently introduced US sanctions. Huawei's 5G infrastructure was deemed a threat to national security and therefore, United States companies were banned from doing business with their Chinese partners.
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Nara, a Japanese player and ranked No. 238, reached the main draw at Roland Garros via the qualifying tournament. Wang, the last Chinese player remaining in singles draw, fell 6-3, 6-0 to Polish youngster Iga Swiatek.
Last month, the United States government placed Huawei on a blacklist that restricted it from trading with U.S. companies without prior government approval. A system developed quickly and without a long test period is potentially full of flaws, which paradoxically could be used by the Chinese government itself to actually spy on the US.
"But new Huawei phones will no longer be able to have Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram apps pre-installed", Facebook Inc said.
"Politicians in the US are using the strength of an entire nation to come after a private company".
But some customers at stores in Europe and Asia have told Reuters that they are reluctant to buy Huawei phones in the face of uncertainties, and analysts expect a dramatic drop in Huawei smartphone sales.
Huawei has said it was prepared for the USA action and vowed to work around any disruptions.