Huawei is back on Microsoft’s US website product listing

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  • Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019

The MateBook X Pro is a full view touchscreen display notebook with 91% screen-to-body ratio. — Huawei

Microsoft has added Huawei back into the product listing on its US website, after it was first removed when the US government put Huawei on its Entity List last month.

The sanction requires US companies to seek permission from the government before going into business with Huawei. 

CNBC reported that Microsoft is continuing to sell its existing inventory of Huawei laptops, following an evaluation of its partnership with Huawei following the US government's announcement.

Huawei product listing on the Microsoft US website. — screencapture

“We have been evaluating, and will continue to respond to, the many business, technical and regulatory complexities stemming from the recent addition of Huawei to the US Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations Entity List. As a result, we are resuming the sale of existing inventory of Huawei devices at Microsoft Store,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to CNBC.

Microsoft also promised that it would continue to deliver software updates to current Huawei devices.

“We remain committed to providing exceptional customer experiences. Our initial evaluation of the US Department of Commerce’s decision on Huawei has indicated we may continue to offer Microsoft software updates to customers with Huawei devices,” Microsoft said.

According to the CNBC report, Microsoft gains revenue when other companies such as Huawei pay for the Windows licenses for their devices. Last month, Huawei told CNBC that the company is developing its own operating system for smartphones and laptops.
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