New Huawei phones won’t come pre-installed with Instagram, Facebook or WhatsApp as the US boycott keeps on obstructing the cell phone company.
Addressing Reuters, Facebook said that clients who as of now have Huawei phones will in any case have the option to utilize its applications and get updates. Be that as it may, none of the applications will come pre-installed.
Smartphone merchants regularly enter business arrangements to pre-install famous applications, for example, Facebook. This brings added convenience to purchasers who might somehow or another need to effectively download the applications from the Google Play store or another source.
Reuters reports that it isn’t clear whether other well known applications –, for example, Twitter – will likewise prevent Huawei from pre-installing their applications on its phones.
It’s been under three weeks since President Donald Trump limited the Chinese tech giant’s access to Google’s Android operating system, and as of now, Huawei’s cell phone business has all the earmarks of being losing ground in Europe, a basic development advertise.
Consumer dread that Huawei phones will rapidly end up out of date has implied demand for its gadgets has“dropped off a cliff,” Ben Stanton, a UK-based examiner at Canalys, said by phone, referring to discussion with phone carriers, retailers and merchants.
“That is rooted in this fear that the device may lose features, be insecure, lose support or even lose tangible value.”
In France, offers of premium Huawei cell phones fell by around one-fifth in the week after the US boycotted the organization, as per a telecom industry delegate who asked not to be distinguished as the figures are private.
Buyers of current Huawei phone models that do not have Facebook pre-installed would still be able to download it from the Google Playstore. Future versions of Huawei phones, however, will not have access to the Google Playstore and its apps unless the U.S. government changes course.
Huawei has said it was prepared for the U.S. action and vowed to work around any disruptions. 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.