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Huawei barred from installing Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram on new phones

It's not clear if buyers of new Huawei devices will be able to install Facebook's apps on their own

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has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on sold by in order to comply with US restrictions, dealing a fresh blow to the Chinese

The said Friday that it has suspended providing software for to put on its devices while it reviews recently introduced US sanctions.

Owners of existing that already have apps can continue using them and downloading updates.

It's not clear if buyers of new Huawei devices will be able to install Facebook's apps on their own.

Facebook's move is the latest fallout in the escalating US-tech feud.

The Commerce Department last month effectively barred US from selling their technology to Huawei and other Chinese firms without government approval. Huawei declined to comment.

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First Published: Fri, June 07 2019. 19:15 IST
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