In the wake of Trump’s exec order, which prohibits US companies from buying and using foreign telecom tech, Microsoft has removed Huawei laptops from its online store.
Whereas a couple of weeks ago, the company was trumpeting the latest X Pro laptop in the MateBook series, now all search inquests pertaining to Huawei return no results.
Microsoft couldn’t be reached about whether or not this move involves cutting off Huawei laptops from Windows 10 updates.
Consumers still able to buy Huawei laptops from Amazon
If you’re still having trouble deciding about whether you should buy a MateBook X Pro laptop or not, our advice would be to hurry up. Recently, Microsoft has removed Huawei’s laptop from its online stores.
The good news is that the device can still be ordered off Amazon or bought from Microsoft’s physical stores. Both stated that they would continue selling Huawei laptops until they run out of stock.
Meanwhile, Huawei owners are concerned over Microsoft blackballing laptops, since this means, more or less, no more Windows 10 tech support, and, allegedly, no upcoming security updates. Reached out about this aspect, Microsoft refused to make any comments.
So, if you’re still interested in buying a Huawei, you should definitely hurry up.
A new status quo?
Ever since Trump signed the executive order, empowering the FCC to prohibit US companies from using foreign tech, everything appears to be going downhill for Huawei.
The first to respond was Google, who, as you know, rescinded Huawei’s Android license. Broadcom, Qualcomm, and Intel would also sever the ties with Huawei.
The later was considered to be a hit below the belt for the Chinese phonemaker, as Huawei laptops run exclusively on Intel chipsets. At the moment, the company has no other choice but to set its own chip manufacturing lines in order to continue delivering laptops and other electronics.
There’s good news though – Huawei has recently struck a deal with Aptoide, an alternative marketplace for Android apps.
The gallery is somewhat limited at the moment, but taking into account that Huawei needs an ecosystem accommodating enough to deploy its apps, we can look forward to seeing a staggering growth over the next couple of months.
During a March press statement, Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer electronics, declared that the company was long working on replacements for Windows and Android.
However, this was to be their “plan B,” as Huawei preferred to work with Microsoft’s and Google’s time-honored ecosystems.
Should you even bother ordering a Huawei laptop now that Microsoft has taken them off its virtual shelves? You can, but do keep in mind that there aren’t many left.
Moreover, since Microsoft severed all ties with the Chinese phonemaker, we can be sure that there will be no more updates coming. The company made no efforts to deny these allegations, but, at times, silence can say more than loud speeches.
If you have a Huawei device, you might want to switch to the alternative OS like Linux or other open-source projects.
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