Will Microsoft stop launching Windows updates for Huawei laptops?

After Google’s decision to break relations with the Chinese company Huawei was known, cyber security service experts began to wonder if other technology companies could take similar measures. For now, companies like Microsoft have refused to make a single statement about it; “There’s nothing to share right now”, mentioned a company spokesman.

In Huawei’s global platform of it is still possible to find seven models of laptops with Windows operating system; According to the cyber security service experts two of these models (Matebook X Pro and Matebook 14) were launched just a few months ago.

For specialists, it is possible for Huawei to move all its developments to a Linux-based operating system, in case Microsoft adopts similar measures in relation to the technology developed by the Chinese company, but this is simple speculation.

It should be noted that, a few days ago, Donald Trump signed an executive order to prohibit companies in the U.S. from doing business with any foreign company considered a threat to national security; for obvious reasons, Huawei made it into this kind of “trading blacklist”.

Due to Google’s decision, Huawei will be unable to implement some upgrades that require the Android operating system, a strong blow to the Chinese company, which had become the second largest seller of smartphones worldwide; in addition, Huawei will only be able to access the open source version of the Android operating system.

Cyber security service experts pointed out that the ban has no immediate effect, as the U.S. Department of Commerce granted a temporary license to Huawei in order to ensure the correct functioning of its existing networks. According to experts from the International Cyber Security Institute (IICS), Huawei will keep launching updates for all existing smartphones, tablets and other devices.

The U.S. stock exchange also suffered the impact of this decision, as this stems from the commercial conflict between the two largest economies in the world. The shares of Huawei’s U.S. partners, such as Qualcomm and Broadcom fell between 3% and 5%, their biggest drop in months.

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