Wednesday, 22 May 2019 07:16

Windows ban? Huawei laptops disappear from Microsoft Store Featured

By
Windows ban? Huawei laptops disappear from Microsoft Store Pixabay

Huawei laptops running Windows appear to have disappeared from the Microsoft Store online, following the decision by the US Commerce Department to put the Chinese firm on a list that forces it to seek permission to buy American products.

When asked about the lack of Huawei laptops in the store, an assistant said this was "because of the operating system issue for it".

A number of laptops from Huawei run Windows, the most widely used computer operating system by far, with a Web search throwing up at least four models that offer Windows Home.

iTWire has sought comment from Microsoft as to whether the company will restrict Huawei from using Windows in order to comply with the American Government order. The company said it was declining the chance to comment at this stage.

On Monday, Google said it would be restricting Huawei from using updates and proprietary parts of its Android mobile operating system.

On Tuesday, the Commerce Department said the ban was being eased for 90 days to enable existing users of Huawei devices to avail of updates.

Huawei, which is now the second biggest smartphone vendor globally after Samsung, uses a customised version of Android on all its smartphones and tablets.

iTWire has also contacted Huawei for comment.

CHIEF DATA & ANALYTICS OFFICER BRISBANE 2020

26-27 February 2020 | Hilton Brisbane

Connecting the region’s leading data analytics professionals to drive and inspire your future strategy

Leading the data analytics division has never been easy, but now the challenge is on to remain ahead of the competition and reap the massive rewards as a strategic executive.

Do you want to leverage data governance as an enabler?Are you working at driving AI/ML implementation?

Want to stay abreast of data privacy and AI ethics requirements? Are you working hard to push predictive analytics to the limits?

With so much to keep on top of in such a rapidly changing technology space, collaboration is key to success. You don't need to struggle alone, network and share your struggles as well as your tips for success at CDAO Brisbane.

Discover how your peers have tackled the very same issues you face daily. Network with over 140 of your peers and hear from the leading professionals in your industry. Leverage this community of data and analytics enthusiasts to advance your strategy to the next level.

Download the Agenda to find out more

DOWNLOAD NOW!

Sam Varghese

website statistics

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

VENDOR NEWS & EVENTS

REVIEWS

Recent Comments