Microsoft is selling Huawei laptops again

Ruben Fields
June 18, 2019

Microsoft has been markedly quiet about its relationship with Huawei as the China-based technology firm has become public enemy number one in the on-going trade war battles between its parent nation and the United States as of late.

Huawei laptops are once again being sold in Microsoft stores after all devices manufactured by the Chinese tech giant were pulled all of a sudden in May.

Starting to sell MateBook laptops again doesn't mean that Microsoft plans to flout the USA ban on working with Huawei.

However, Microsoft said in an emailed statement Monday that it has been evaluating the regulations, and will resume sales of its existing Huawei inventory on Microsoft Store.

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Microsoft further clarified that it plans to sell existing inventory that is compliant with current United States regulations.

Microsoft's decision to remove all Huawei devices from stores came after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the Chinese company from working with American firms and using their products on its devices. Presumably, Microsoft will keep it that way until the trade ban is eased to some extent. Now several Huawei laptops: the MateBook X Pro, MateBook D and MateBook 13 have quietly reappeared on the Microsoft Store website.

The development is similar to Google supporting Huawei's smartphones that already shipped with its licensed software indicating that the trade ban is relatively lenient on business agreements that took place before it launched with full force.

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