Shortly after Google cancelled its contract with Huawei, other major companies including Microsoft and Qualcomm followed the search engine giant in order to comply with Huawei’s inclusion the United States Entity list. Although Huawei is planning on bringing its own smartphone operating system along with an app store in the coming months, the company has confirmed that the company has stopped its MateBook production indefinitely due to the recent ban.
The news comes via CNBC as recently Huawei CEO Richard Yu confirmed the network that the company is putting the production of MateBook on hold as long as the company is in the United States Entity list.
This latest confirmation however, shouldn’t come off as a surprise. Both Intel and AMD at the moment aren’t allowed to conduct any business activity with the company. Moreover, Microsoft also cancelled its partnership with the company meaning it can’t produce laptops with any of these companies’ technologies. While major companies have facilities in other countries, they aren’t allowed to conduct any business as they are tied to US companies and the ban prevents subsidiaries from selling technology products which originates from US companies. As a result, Huawei cannot produce laptops on its own. Most importantly, the company hasn’t really caught similar attention with its laptops as it did with smartphones.
However, going forward, Huawei expects that it will be able to hold on its own when it comes to production of smartphones. While we still have more than half of the year to go, recent figures have suggested that Huawei will see a significant drop in the sales of smartphones in the remainder of the year.
At the moment, we will have to wait to find out if the U.S. government revises its decision to ban Huawei as previous reports have claimed that Google is trying to get the government change its decision by citing potential national security issues with banning Huawei.