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Huawei MateBooks back on Microsoft’s online store

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Google relisted Huawei as one of its partners in the Android Q Beta program and is now lobbying for continued business dealings with it. Chipmakers like Qualcomm and Intel are reportedly pushing for the easing of the ban on supplying products to Huawei. Today, there’s another good news for the embattled technology giant.

Almost a month after being removed from Microsoft’s online store, Huawei MateBook laptops are back on the shop again.

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Microsoft has confirmed to United States-based CNBC that it has resumed selling its existing inventory of MateBooks. At the time of publishing this article, three models are listed on the store — the Huawei MateBook X Pro, MateBook 13, and MateBook D.

Microsoft resumes Huawei MateBook laptops sales via Revu Philippines

Huawei MateBook models that are on the Microsoft online store as of June 18, 2019

Not only that, Microsoft has promised to continue offering software updates to Huawei laptops that are out on the market.

According to a spokesperson, “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 software updates to customers with Huawei devices.”

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Take note that Microsoft gets license fees for every Windows-based devices manufacturers make. In the first quarter of 2019, its Windows OEM revenue increased 9% year over year. It’s the same period where $10.7 billion of its $30.6 billion revenue came from personal computing.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 21 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.