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.
The better MacBook
Huawei MateBook 13
Small and mighty
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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