US lifts Huawei ban: How does that impact Microsoft-Huawei business?

by Radu Tyrsina
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The US government finally announced it would lift sanctions on Huawei at the G20 Summit. These sanctions prevented American companies from exporting software and hardware products to Huawei.

This decision has been made as a part of the recent discussions between the US government and China. It is a sign of relief for Huawei that was looking for a contingency plan to deal with this situation.

The green signal for Microsoft-Huawei trade

Last year, Huawei earned a huge business from a wide range of products including smart watches, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The Chinese company earned around $50 billion in this division.

Huawei products rely heavily on Microsoft, Intel and Google for their production. Consumers from all over the world started losing their interest in Huawei products amid the US ban.

Huawei cannot afford to lose any of its suppliers, especially Microsoft and Google.

The company made a noticeable debut in the laptop industry back in 2017. Huawei has turned out to be a strong competitor in a short duration. Speaking of Windows 10 notebooks, the MateBook X Pro is still the preferred choice for many people.

Expect new Huawei devices powered by Windows 10

The Chinese manufacturer was going to launch another MateBook laptop last month at the CES Asia 2019. The US sanctions forced Huawei to cancel the launch. Now after the ban has been lifted, Huawei might reveal the release date very soon.

By the look of things, Huawei was not the only one that suffered the consequences of the ban. Many US companies depend on China for their growth.

The ban, if prolonged, could have delayed the development of 5G equipment. The delay could further impact many suppliers worldwide.

The collaborations between American companies, including Microsoft and Huawei, will resume very soon. We’re sure this will result in some new and interesting Huawei products powered by Windows 10.

We can not predict if the situation remains the same in the future. What if Huawei falls into a similar situation again?

Another ban can leave the Chinese company in a more vulnerable position. The recent situation is an eye opener for Huawei that it should rely on its own resources.

The company is already manufacturing custom chipsets and it’s working on its own OS too. This combination can result in a powerful package indeed.


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