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  • One of the many surprises Microsoft sprung on us at its October event was the Surface Pro X, a new ultraportable tablet powered by an ARM-based processor. With its sleek design and gorgeous display, the Surface Pro X appears to be a compelling alternative to the Surface Pro 7 and potentially even a strong competitor to Apple's iPad Pro.

  • One of the most eagerly anticipated announcements from Microsoft's Surface event in New York City last week was the Surface Pro X. The latest member of the successful Surface Pro family is powered by an Arm processor, which should translate into a dramatically longer battery life and easy LTE connectivity.

  • Windows on ARMApplications run differently on ARM-based Windows 10 PCs such as Surface Pro X. Limitations include the following:

  • Today at an event in New York City, Microsoft announced the Surface Pro X, a Windows 10 PC that uses a custom SQ1 processor. With an ARM chipset, Microsoft took the time to bring Adobe onstage, as Adobe products are often shown running on Surface PCs, and one thing that's not currently supported on ARM64 is Adobe's Creative Cloud suite.

  • Windows on ARMLast week, Microsoft released .NET Core 3.0 along with a plethora of updates for its developer tools. Now, to go along with that, the company has announced the release of the Windows 10 WinRT API Pack.

  • Windows on ARMIFA 2019 Is Windows on Arm a thing? Yes, both Samsung and Lenovo had models on display at IFA in Berlin. But it has yet to take off with the great majority of laptops running Intel or AMD chipsets. Windows on Arm runs either applications compiled for ARM32 or ARM64, or x86 applications under emulation. It will not run x64 applications.

  • Windows on ARMIf you're using a Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PC, then you're probably looking forward to Microsoft's Chromium-powered Edge browser. Unfortunately, it's not available in an ARM64 flavor just yet, so if you install it, you'll still get the emulated x86 version.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft’s migration from EdgeHTML to Chromium for Microsoft Edge browser opens the door to a whole new series of opportunities for Windows 10.

  • Windows on ARMEverybody knows already that Windows 10 Mobile as a platform is pretty much dead, and devices that run it would become obsolete once Microsoft stops shipping security updates this coming December.

  • Windows on ARMMake no mistake, the days of everyone using an ARM-powered laptop or desktop is still several years, or longer, away. But it’s not hard to see how one day, the idea of using a SnapDragon chip instead of something from Intel or AMD for your laptop will become a wide-spread reality.

  • Windows on ARMOne of the benefits of Microsoft’s transition to Chromium is that Google itself has become more interested in bringing its apps and services to Windows 10. And Windows 10 ARM as a platform is likely to get several improvements only thanks to this, as Microsoft worked together with Google engineers to prepare the Chromium engine for ARM-based devices.

  • Windows on ARMWine developers André Hentschel and Stefan Dösinger have been working on "Hangover" as a means of running Windows x86/x86_64 applications on 64-bit ARM (AArch64) Linux and Android or even Windows for ARM. They are out today with the project's first alpha release.

  • Windows on ARMOne of the biggest challenges Microsoft hindering Microsoft's attempt to make Windows on ARM a reality is the lack of Windows apps designed to run natively on the architecture. That seems to be changing rapidly, however, with the availability of the first pre-release builds for Mozilla's Firefox browser made from the ground up for the ARM64 architecture.

  • Windows on ARMQualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx at its Snapdragon Technology Summit today, promising to compete with an Intel Core i5. While that should solve some of the obvious performance issues with the older chipsets for Windows 10 PCs, it doesn't solve the other big issue, which is emulated apps.

  • Windows on ARMQualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx compute platform at the Snapdragon Technology Summit earlier today, boasting the biggest performance leap ever in the platform's history. While detailing the improvements in its Adreno 680 GPU, the company revealed that Gameloft's Asphalt 9: Legends would be coming to the ARM64 platform on Windows.

  • Windows on ARMLast week, it was reported that due to Windows 10 version 1809 being pulled from Windows Update, devices are being shipped with unsupported and untested software. At the time, the Windows 10 processor requirements showed that Windows 10 version 1809 is the only one that supports Intel's ninth-generation Core processors and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850.

  • Windows on ARMThe least exciting part of buying a new laptop is dealing with all the software updates. Manufacturers have to install something on 'em before sending them off to retailers, but usually by the time those systems reach consumers they're due for some touch-ups.

  • Linux on ARMOne of the biggest drawbacks to Windows 10 on ARM is that most of your favorite apps have to run through emulation. And the biggest app to do that is Google's Chrome browser. According to an interview by Android Authority with Qualcomm's senior director of product management Miguel Nunes though, Google will be compiling Chrome for ARM PCs and the product will be available in the second half of 2019.

  • Windows on ARMPopular media player VLC has now become one of the first to join the ranks of Windows apps with native ARM64 support (via Engadget; MSPU). The move comes not long after Microsoft launched support for building ARM64 Windows apps in the latest Visual Studio preview, announced at its Build 2018 developer conference.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft confirmed late last year that no new features for Windows 10 Mobile would be developed, leaving the platform in maintenance mode until it reaches end of support in July 2019.


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