The Microsoft happened way before Huawei. Huawei just likes to get it's name in the news. Huawei phones are not banned in the US. They cannot build out the internet because they are on The Dept. of Homeland Securities restricted list. They said ties to some army I don't recall basically the Gov. of China & Chinese Army. The odd thing is Microsoft contracted with them to sell an Ascend phone I believe at Walmart. A PREPAID PHONE. I have not seen it or heard anything about it. Microsoft did that before the whole China is doing this that and the other thing scandal. I go into Walmart and I do not see a prepaid Windows 8 Huawei phone.