The Financial Times reports that Google has complained to the White House that keeping Huawei away from its US supply chain will be detrimental to USA national security.
Neither Google nor Huawei immediately responded to requests for comment. Up until now, Huawei has offered apps such as Facebook and Twitter pre-installed right out of the box.
Facebook tells Reuters that customers who already have Huawei phones can continue using its apps and will keep receiving updates for them, but it declined to say when this ban was put into place.
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.More news: The 'creepy' Trump offer Meghan turned down in her pre-royal days
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The US government's actions also make it significantly harder for Huawei to source components for its devices, with British-based chip designer ARM ceasing work on existing contracts with the company.
Last month, the U.S. government placed Huawei on a blacklist that restricted it from trading with USA companies without prior government approval. According to the Financial Times, it has told the U.S. government that a "hybrid" Android OS from Huawei would be "more at risk of being hacked, not least by China". The news arrived in a tweet earlier today following speculation regarding Huawei's Android alternative in the wake of recent US sanctions.
We have known for a while Huawei is developing its own mobile operating system. A trio of sources tells the publication that Google has asked the US government for permission to continue supplying Huawei without having to obtain a license from authorities.
This might not be an issue if Huawei goes forward with a plan to create its own operating system.
The Trump administration banned Huawei from importing any US-made technology a few weeks ago, and the order is still in effect.