Back in February, Microsoft introduced Hyper-V support for ARM64 PCs, something that was one of the key limitations at the time of Windows on ARM's launch. The only problem was that there was no way to actually spin up a Windows 10 virtual machine, because Microsoft doesn't make ARM64 images available.

Windows on ARMMicrosoft has been dealing with some limitations with Windows on ARM since the platform was introduced a few years ago. One of those limitations was the lack of Hyper-V support, something that was recently added in Windows Insider Preview builds, although likely won't ship until about a year from now.

Windows 10 on ARM still has far too many limitations to recommend, but one of the most serious may soon be eliminated. According to a recent code commit on GitHub, Microsoft is preparing to add support for 64-bit x86 application emulation to the platform.

Windows on ARMLast October, Microsoft announced its new family of dual-screen devices, including the Windows 10X-powered Surface Neo and its Android smartphone, the Surface Duo. The Surface Neo is delayed now, but Duo is still on the way. And while Microsoft still hasn't told us much about the actual specs, Windows Central's Zac Bowden has the details.

Windows on ARMRumors of Apple pivoting its MacBooks to ARM processors date back to about 2014. It seems like every year, we're right on the cusp of seeing this fabled product. But assuming the latest rumors are true, it's coming in 2021.

Windows on ARMBack in August, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Book S as the very first PC to use Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx chipset. The SoC is the first ARM processor to be made for PCs from the ground up, promising performance on par with an Intel Core i5. Previous platforms were repurposed smartphone chips.

Windows on ARMWindows 10 on ARM is precisely what the name states; Windows 10 on ARM. It looks like Windows 10, acts like Windows 10, and can run Windows 10 apps and programs. It has a few notable restrictions, such as its inability to run x64 apps, but in general, it's simply a version of Windows 10 built to run on ARM processors.

Yesterday, we learned that a company called Emperion is making a Windows phone. Yes, a Windows phone. Windows 10 Mobile support ended over a month ago, but this device is running full Windows on ARM, using what's described as an overclocked Snapdragon 845 (which could be a Snapdragon 850).

It's been a month since the demise of Windows 10 Mobile, and by now, it should be clear that Microsoft isn't going to resurrect it. In fact, even the company's own Surface Duo runs Android with Google services. However, it looks like a company called Emperion is going to try. The UK company is making a device that runs full Windows on ARM, as it teased on Twitter.

Privacy-focused Brave browser launched late last year after almost four years of being in the works. The browser is based on the Chromium open-source project and joins the likes of Microsoft Edge that is built on that platform. However, while Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft’s offering currently support ARM64 PCs natively in the stable channels, Brave does not.

Windows on ARMQualcomm is well-known for its 64-bit ARM-based solutions in the smartphone market, but its new 48-core Centriq 2400 processor targets the server space. The fully ARMv8-compliant processor is based around Qualcomm’s Falkor CPU. The chip uses 10-nm technology and incorporates the latest EL3 TrustZone and EL2 hypervisor support from ARM.

Windows on ARMSamsung was one of the first companies to introduce a laptop powered by the Snapdragon 8cx, Qualcomm's high-end chipset designed from the ground-up for PCs, and it did so in the form of the Galaxy Book S. It was first announced in August of last year, and it was meant to be available in December, but it only went up for pre-order toward the end of last month. Now, it's actually available.

One of the issues with Windows on ARM PCs is a lack of native ARM64 applications. Although they do support x86 app emulation, the performance boost on native apps is always worthwhile. The latest app to join the ARM64 is Tweeten, a popular Twitter client that's based on TweetDeck.

WinDjView for Windows RTMicrosoft launched its new Chromium-based Edge browser back in January. At launch, however, the stable builds of the new browser did not include native support for Windows on ARM devices.

A new Preview Build lets Arm64 devices running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise use Microsoft's hypervisor, Hyper-V. Microsoft isn’t backtracking on its support for the Arm64 chip architecture, despite some initial criticism and setbacks in terms of how the Windows 10 operating system (OS) and various apps work on it.


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