Although Qualcomm is the only ARM licensee to strike a deal with Microsoft to allow legacy Windows 10 apps to run on its processors, ARM executives say there are no legal limitations preventing others from doing so as well.
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Qualcomm announced the all-new Snapdragon 835 processor at CES in Las Vegas, and the company confirmed one of the most anticipated technologies of the year: the new chip can run the full version of Windows 10.
Microsoft announced recently that it plans on bringing the full version of Windows 10 on ARM processors, and the company even demonstrated such an early implementation on a Snapdragon 820 (this chip is already available on some Windows 10 Mobile devices, such as the Alcatel IDOL 4S and the HP Elite X3).
If Microsoft could go back in time, I've a pretty good idea what would happen. CEO Satya Nadella would hand his younger self the code for Microsoft's new Win32 on ARM emulator.
Microsoft recently announced that starting next year, full Windows 10 would run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, as it’s working on bringing the operating system on ARM chips and offer the full experience on a wider array of devices.
Microsoft is bringing Windows 10 desktop to ARM. This is not Windows RT; it's full Windows 10, plus an emulation layer allowing Win32 apps to work on 64-bit ARM.
Microsoft announced last week that future Qualcomm ARM processors would be able to run the full version of Windows 10, showing a demo of Photoshop running on a Snapdragon 820 processor that’s already available on a number of devices out there.
This week, Microsoft announced a new initiative with Qualcomm aimed at bringing full 32-bit Win32 compatibility to ARM devices running Windows 10 in 2017. It’s a significant change from the company’s previous ARM strategy, and it could finally clear the way for the kind of cross-platform compatibility that Microsoft promised (but didn’t actually deliver) when it launched Windows RT back in 2012.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) dropped a bit of a bombshell a few days ago. The company announced it was partnering with Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) to bring Windows 10 to devices running chips based on ARM Holdings processors. Yesterday, MSFT showed off Windows PC applications running on a QCOM Snapdragon CPU. Windows on ARM is no Windows RT and it’s about to make 2017 a very interesting year.
Microsoft can be surprising at times. After ditching Windows RT, the software giant has announced that it is working with Qualcomm to bring ARM support to Windows 10. In practice, that means that we will see Snapdragon-powered machines running Microsoft's latest operating system which, and this is key, can run proper x86 software.
Windows RT tried, and failed, to deliver a full-fledged Windows environment on top of anemic ARM microprocessors. Now, Microsoft is trying again, with two major improvements: compatibility with the mainstream Win32 apps that PC users have enjoyed for years, and a new generation of powerful ARM chips to run them.
Last month, details emerged of Microsoft's plans to bring emulation for x86 apps to Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. Those efforts were rumored to debut in Microsoft's 'Redstone 3' update in late 2017, and were said to be in development under the codename 'Cobalt'.
Everyone in the Windows Phone community hopes to see Microsoft launching the eagerly-anticipated Surface Phone next year, and according to a recent report, work on the project advances nicely and the company is indeed on track to unveil the device with Redstone 3 in the fall of 2017
Microsoft is planning to enable x86 on ARM64 emulation in Windows 10 by Fall 2017 with its 'Redstone 3' release, sources say, thanks to codename 'Cobalt.'- Since January 2016 (and maybe before), there's been talk that Microsoft was working on bringing x86 emulation to ARM processors. Sources of mine are now saying that this capability is coming to Windows 10, though not until "Redstone 3" in the Fall of 2017.
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