Huawei says MateBook PCs will continue to be 'upgraded and supported'

What you need to know

  • Huawei confirms that its PCs will continue to receive security patches, upgrades, and Microsoft support.
  • The news comes amid worries about the effect of trade tensions between the U.S. and China.
  • Huawei was recently placed on an "entity list" by the U.S. Commerce Department, preventing U.S. manufacturers from doing business with the company without prior approval.

If you had worries about whether Huawei PCs would continue to receive support from Microsoft amid excalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China, Huawei is seeking to put them to rest. In a FAQ posted to its website, Huawei answered some of the biggest questions concerning ongoing support of its products, including confirmation that its PCs will be supported going forward.

"All Huawei smartphones, tablets, and PCs will continue to receive security patches, Android updates and Microsoft Support," the company says in the FAQ. Further in the FAQ, Huawei reinforces this point by stating, "we can confirm that Huawei devices with Microsoft software will be upgraded and supported."

This follows a saga that saw the U.S. Department of Commerce effectively blacklist Huawei from buying parts from U.S. companies unless those companies received permission to sell them to the Chinese manufacturer. While Huawei's placement on the "entity list" was ostensibly motivated by security concerns regarding networking equipment, it was initially unclear how it would affect the company's smartphones and PCs.

Huawei has since been forced to indefinitely postpone the launch of a new laptop due to trade restrictions. Huawei's MateBooks were also briefly pulled from the Microsoft Store before returning this week, with Microsoft stating it is "resuming the sale of existing inventory of Huawei devices."

The better MacBook

Huawei MateBook 13

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The MateBook 13 is the perfect MacBook running Windows 10. The gorgeous design, display, keyboard and amazing performance is coupled with an attractive price tag. Just don't try and do intensive work on the laptop as the 8GB of RAM and relatively slow dedicated GPU will quickly become an issue.

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