Shortly after Huawei found itself in the United States Entity list, a number of companies including Google, Microsoft and ARM cancelled their contracts with the Chinese manufacturer. As a result, Huawei’s customers were wondering if their products will continue to receive supports for their devices going forward. interestingly, both Intel and Microsoft have now revealed that they will continue to provide supports for Huawei’s devices.
This latest news comes after Microsoft remove all Huawei’s laptops from Microsoft Online Store shortly after the ban but reintroduced them few days earlier. In a recent statement to PCWorld , Microsoft confirmed that the company will continue to provide updates to Huawei’s customers. The company said in a statement, “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.”
While surprising, Microsoft’s latest comments line up with Huawei’s claims over last couple of weeks that their customers will continue to receive supports. Most recently, the company revealed a list of smartphones which will receive Android Q update once it’s available to general public.
However, you should note that these companies will provide supports for existing Huawei devices. At the moment, it’s unclear if the U.S. government will revise its decision to include Huawei the Entity list. As a result, Huawei recently cancelled its laptop launch as it cannot launch new computers with Windows 10 pre-installed in them.