Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) seems to be the latest on the growing list of US tech companies that are complying with White House’s order to restrict business with Chinese companies.
Over the weekend when Alphabet Inc.’s Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) chose to cut off Huawei’s Android license, Microsoft did not show any sign that they intended to prevent the Chinese tech giant from getting Windows licenses.
Microsoft takes Huawei’s MateBook X Pro out of it store
Huawei’s MateBook X Pro laptop is amo0ng the best windows laptops that are currently available in the US. However if they don’t have a Windows license then it will mean that it will not an option to HP Inc.’s (NYSE:HPQ) Spectre x360, Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) MacBook Pro or Microsoft’s surface line-up. In latest developments it seems that Microsoft has stopped selling of the Huawei MateBook X Pro on its online store.
MateBook X Pro disappeared from Microsoft’s online store and any search for Huawei hardware doesn’t bring any results. However its retail stores are still offering the current stock of MateBook X Pro.
The ban on Microsoft’s windows is likely to affect the server solutions of Huawei. Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) are likely to follow suit in complying with the government order.
Huawei working on Android and Windows operating system
Although Huawei has developed its phone processors as well as modems it nonetheless relies on Intel for supply of laptop processors and server chips. Huawei has been preparing for the ban since mid-last year and they have stockpiled enough chips that could last the company over three months.
In recent years the company has also been working on operating systems to replace Android and Windows but it still unclear on how developed they are. Richard Yu the CEO of Huawei recently indicated that the company could want to work with Microsoft and Google ecosystems.
Huawei has been given an extension of 90 days for Android devices for continued operation but the extension doesn’t apply for Windows licences. If the ban continues for a longer period it is likely to damage Huawei.
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