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.

Windows on ARMIt's Wednesday, which means it's time for a new Windows 10 build to be released for Insiders in the Fast ring. As usual for the past few weeks, build 19559 doesn't come with any new features, and focuses mostly on fixing some issues and making smaller improvements.

Windows on ARMIn late 2018, we talked about the benefits of the second generation of Windows on Arm laptops, which use the Snapdragon 850 SoC built on Arm Cortex technology. An Arm-commissioned benchmarking paper showed how these 2-in-1 laptops were ahead of the competition on battery life, instant on, connectivity and thermal management.

Windows on ARMMicrosoft’s range of 2-in-1 Surface Pro laptops has been around since 2012. They feature distinctive detachable keyboards and have touch screens. This means they can be used as a laptop or as a tablet.

Windows on ARMSamsung announced the Galaxy Book S back in August, and while it was supposed to ship in September, it's been delayed in most markets. Today, the company finally announced that you can pre-order the laptop, and it will ship next month.

Microsoft quietly released a major new update to the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center app. And with the latest update, Microsoft is adding support for ARM64 devices (via Neowin). That means if you have a device with an ARM processor, you will now be able to use the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center app. That includes Microsoft’s new Surface Pro X, of course.

Windows on ARMI know, we’re an Android website, but I find the ongoing transition in the PC space from traditional to mobile processors too fascinating to ignore. By which, of course, I mean Microsoft’s mission to support Windows on Arm, with the aid of Qualcomm providing the chips.


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