Microsoft has removed Huawei laptops from its e-store, according to The Verge. Although the company owner of Windows did not comment on the matter, the definition comes in the wake of the cut of relations of technology companies based in the US and the Chinese giant, encouraged by the US government.
At the Microsoft Store you can no longer find any Huawei hardware. Last week you could still find them in a cache listing.
Now, all quotes from MateBooks, the Chinese company’s line of notebooks, have been removed from the Microsoft Store in its online version. According to The Verge website, some physical stores that have stock are selling models of the series yet.
Anyway, in the case of smartphones, the company can develop an Android-based system, since it is open source software. However, in the case of PCs this does not occur. Maybe the brand launches a Linux device with HiSilicon, for example.
In order to perhaps gain time to make a decision, Microsoft has removed the Matebook X Pro offerings from its official stores. However, Huawei can still sell the device by other means, even with Windows. To effectively prevent the Chinese giant from marketing the device, Microsoft would need to suspend its licensing of the operating system – and in that regard, it has not yet officially positioned itself.
Any listing of products related to Huawei are missing from Microsoft’s online stores. An offer can still be found in cache, dated last week, possibly before the presidential executive order takes effect, but it is certain that it can no longer be taken advantage of and the page is for display purposes only.
Any listing of products related to Huawei are missing from Microsoft’s online stores.
An offer can still be found in cache, dated last week, possibly before the presidential executive order takes effect, but it is certain that it can no longer be taken advantage of and the page is for display purposes only.
Unlike the company headed by Satya Nadella, however, names such as; Google, Intel and Qualcomm have already established the end of their business relationship with Huawei. The effect of this is varied but bad for consumers of smartphones from the company itself or its subsidiaries; Huawei or Honor models will no longer rely on the first-party app; (that is, developed by Google itself for Android) on their smartphones such as YouTube, Google Suite, Gmail, among others.
The US government has secured an extension of Huawei’s 90-day license to use Android. However, the time window, in addition to being extremely tight, may not apply to Windows. If Microsoft decides to suspend, Huawei may see itself without an ecosystem to work on its devices.