Microsoft has been rather cagey about their response to Huawei being placed on the banned entity list of the US Government.
The company’s initial response was to remove their devices from its online store, only to return them last week, saying:
“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 U.S. 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.”
Now the company appears to have managed to achieve a bit more clarity, and in a statement to PCWorld said:
“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.”
PCWorld has also confirmed that Intel will continue to provide security updates and drivers to end users running Intel chips.
This news should be reassuring to users looking to pick up bargain basement prices for Huawei water, now that other buyers are warier.
To take advantage of this information before everyone else catches on, check out Huawei’s Matebooks in the Microsoft Store here.