Microsoft confirms that Huawei devices will continue to be upgraded and supported

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

What you need to know

  • Microsoft confirms that Huawei devices will continue to receive updates and support.
  • Concerns have arisen regarding the future of Huawei hardware in response to U.S. government regulations.
  • Huawei stated that its devices would continue to be supported last week.

Microsoft confirmed that Huawei devices will continue to receive updates and support in a recent statement to PC World. Concerns have arisen regarding the future of Huawei devices following Huawei being placed on the U.S. entity list. Being on this list bans U.S. companies, including Microsoft and Intel, from trading with Huawei.

While the entity list could have implications regarding devices being released in the future, a Microsoft spokesperson clarified the status of Huawei devices going forward regarding updates and support:

We remain committed to providing exceptional customer experiences... Our initial evaluation of the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision on Huawei has indicated we may continue to offer Microsoft software updates to customers with Huawei devices."

Huawei made a similar statement last week in an FAQ on their website, stating "All Huawei smartphones, tablets, and PCs will continue to receive security patches, Android updates and Microsoft Support."

While current laptops are confirmed to receive updates and support going forward, the government regulations could affect future hardware releases. Huawei already had to delay the launch of a laptop due to the restrictions.

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4 Comments
  • Would have been really annoying and stupid if this didn't happen. Imagine the millions of phones and laptops which people bought, not able to get security updates because the US can't keep it in their pants.
  • They should have just cut support and offered refunds for any sold in the last year. This is coddling consumers at the expense of justice.
  • **** that government has absolutely nothing to into private business customer relationships... They have no right to tell who they can do business with and who they can't do. Period whether you are democrate or a republican this hold true...
  • I don't see why it would be any other way. If I buy the components separately and install Windows on the rig I built it will receive updates. I don't see how whoever puts the components together could affect the updates.