Huawei laptop users can breathe a sigh of relief – for now at least.
Both Microsoft and Intel have confirmed that they will continue to support Huawei laptops despite the Chinese company’s blacklisting by the US.
This will be welcome news for anyone who owns a Huawei laptop as there was growing concern that the laptops would stop receiving critical Windows updates after the company was blacklisted by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Microsoft remained quiet on the issue for several weeks and even temporarily dropped Huawei devices from its online store (only to start selling them again not long after).
Now Microsoft is reassuring Huawei laptop users that they won’t be abandoned and that their Windows 10 devices will continue to get updates and new features.
Although Huawei makes great laptops, if they couldn’t download important Windows 10 updates, they’d be practically useless.
It’s good that Microsoft has finally clarified things and has provided a statement saying,
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.
Similarly, Intel also confirmed that it will provide security and driver updates to end users who use Intel-powered Huawei laptops.
While Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10-touting Huawei machines, it’s not clear if it will continue to sell devices like the MateBooks once it runs out of stock.
Nevertheless, it looks like Huawei laptops will be fine when it comes to software and driver support. That’s good news if you happen to spot a cheap MateBook and were holding back on buying it due to support concerns.