It’s Not Just Mobiles, Now Huawei Laptops Lose Windows 10 Support
The week just seems to be getting worse for Huawei. Complying with US President Donald Trump's executive order to crack down on Chinese tech companies, software giant Microsoft has removed Huawei laptops from the store, while remaining silent on the potential Windows ban.
A listing for the MateBook X Pro mysteriously disappeared over the weekend and searching for any Huawei hardware shows no results at the Microsoft Store.
The software giant appears to have stopped selling Huawei's MateBook X Pro at the company's online store as well, The Verge reported on Tuesday.
Microsoft's potential Windows ban could also affect Huawei's server solutions. Microsoft and Huawei both operate a hybrid cloud solution for Microsoft's Azure stack, using Microsoft-certified Huawei servers.
Over the weekend, Google cut off Huawei's Android licence, but 24 hours later, the ban was partially lifted for 90 days to support the existing devices with consumers across the globe.
However, this narrow extension does not seem to apply to Windows licences for laptops, the report added. Huawei’s cause hasn’t been helped by Microsoft, which has stayed silent on whether it will prevent the Chinese company from obtaining Windows licenses.
US-based chip-makers Intel and Qualcomm would also need to follow the latest US government order, and even Broadcom has joined the list, offering to stop working with the Chinese mobile giant across different markets.
The US-China trade fallout has already put major technology companies in a tough situation, being asked to cut ties from partners that cater to their overall business strategy for revenue. This will not only affect the coffers of Huawei, but its technology partners as well.