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Huawei Delays Launch of New Windows Laptop Due to US Ban

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Huawei Delays Launch of New Windows Laptop Due to US Ban 

Huawei currently working on its own Windows alternative

 

A new Windows laptop developed by Huawei and scheduled for release this week is unlikely to see daylight anytime soon, according to a report.

 
The Chinese tech giant decided to push back the unveiling of the new laptop following the sanctions imposed by the United States in mid-May.

The Information notes that the device was projected to be unveiled at CES Asia 2019 in Shanghai, but the announcement has been “postponed indefinitely.” Employees are quoted as saying that a new launch date for the Windows laptop is yet to be set, most likely as Huawei first wants to find a way to get around the United States blacklist.

US President Donald Trump banned Huawei from working with American companies back in May, and the executive order prohibits the Chinese tech giant from using software like Android and Windows.No operating systemWithout an operating system to power this laptop, Huawei had no other option than to push back the unveiling of the device, at least until it finds an alternative.

Huawei is currently developing an in-house universal operating system to replace both Android and Windows on its devices, but the launch in China is only projected to take place in the fall. The international debut of the OS on new models is due in 2020, people familiar with the matter said.

Earlier this week, a separate report revealed that Huawei suspended the development of new laptops, once again because the company doesn’t currently have an alternative operating system to power them.

According to the US ban, Huawei can continue to release updates on its existing Android and Windows devices, but it can’t use these operating systems on new products.

Huawei hasn’t obviously commented on this report, but the lack of a laptop unveiling at CES this week should pretty much be living proof that the US ban just made its first major victim.
 
 

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Arachnoid

I was under the impression China was in the process of releasing its own OS based around Linux, would this not be an ideal candidate for their launch?

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