Huawei can no longer sell laptops in Microsoft stores
After the imposition of U.S. sanctions on Huawei, several large companies have ceased cooperation with the Chinese manufacturer. Among them were Google, Intel and Qualcomm. Now Microsoft has joined the ban. The software giant has withdrawn from sale laptops Huawei MateBook X Pro and MateBook D, and Arm Holdings, whose designs are represented in 95% of smartphones in the world.
When you try to go to the page with the products, their pages give an error 404, and the search for any Huawei equipment does not give any results in the Microsoft Store. However, the cached version is preserved. Microsoft retail stores will continue to sell the laptop, which is one of the best laptop models on the market, but without a Windows license it is no longer the best alternative to the Apple MacBook Pro.
The ban is associated with the decree of President Donald trump, prohibiting American companies from buying and using telecommunications equipment from “foreign opponents”. Huawei has also been added to the “list of organizations”, prohibiting them from doing business with American companies without the approval of the government.
Microsoft’s potential ban on Windows could also affect Huawei’s server solutions. Microsoft and Huawei have a hybrid cloud solution Microsoft Azure, using the Microsoft certified Huawei’s servers. Intel and Qualcomm will also have to follow the latest order of the us government. While Huawei has developed its own processors and modems for smartphones, Intel supplies Huawei’s server chips and laptop processors. Huawei is reportedly currently hoarding chips to prepare for a three-month ban, according to reports.
The example of the competitor was also followed by Google — it excluded the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone from the number of models that are available for the third beta version of Android Q. in Addition, Huawei refused to sell Best Buy devices — the only major American retailer that they were available until recently.
Huawei has also been working on replacing Windows and Android in recent years, but it’s not yet clear how well-developed this operating system called Kirin OS, which runs on Linux, is. Huawei’s CEO recently announced that the company would “prefer to work with Google and Microsoft’s ecosystems.”
Recall that in April, Huawei was ahead of Apple in the battle of smartphones. In turn, Huawei P30 is used for “hacking” cars.