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  • Emperion is making a Windows on ARM phone that can run Android apps

    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.

  • An unofficial version of Brave browser brings native ARM64 support

    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.

  • Tweeten is now available for ARM64 devices like the Surface Pro X

    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.

  • Microsoft Edge Gets Native ARM64 Support

    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.

  • Windows 10 Support for Arm Chips Keeps Growing

    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.

  • Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19559 to the Fast Ring with ARM64 support for Hyper-V

    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.

  • Microsoft Adds ARM64 Support to Its Mouse and Keyboard Center App

    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.

  • Edge Beta is now available for ARM64 devices

    WinDjView for Windows RTToday is a big day for Microsoft's Edge browser, which is now officially available as a Chromium-based browser instead of the old UWP version that ships with Windows 10. However, the initial release has some significant limitations, like the absence of history and extension syncing, and the lack of support for ARM64 devices.

  • Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge now supports ARM in the Dev channel

    WinDjView for Windows RTMicrosoft's Chromium-based Edge browser has evolved quite a bit since the company first started testing the browser with Insiders, but one major feature that's been lacking is support for ARM chipsets. After a few months of testing, support for ARM finally landed in the Canary channel a few weeks ago, and now, it's also in the Dev channel.

  • Microsoft's Project xCloud will run on ARM Windows 10 PCs when it's released next year

    Windows on ARMOne of the issues with ARM-based Windows 10 PCs is gaming. There are few native ARM64 games, and they don't run well in emulation. x64 games don't run at all. There's good news though.

  • Exclusive: Microsoft is working to bring 64-bit Intel app emulation to Windows on ARM

    WinDjView for Windows RTWith Microsoft's launch of the Surface Pro X last week, questions were once again raised about the apps that can run on it. The answer is that like any Windows 10 on ARM PC, it can run native ARM (ARM and ARM64) apps, and it can run emulated 32-bit Intel (x86) apps.

  • Microsoft’s Remote Desktop app adds ARM64 support

    Early reviews of the Surface Pro X suggest that Microsoft’s new $1000 tablet looks great, gets decent battery life, and performs well… when you’re running apps that have been ported to run on Windows devices with ARM-based processors.

  • Microsoft's new Edge will ship without ARM64 support, history sync, and extension sync

    Windows on ARMThis week at its Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced the general availability date of its new Chromium-based Edge browser, which has been in public testing since April. Beginning on January 15, it will be considered generally available, meaning that it will start updating users to its new browser.

  • Surface Pro X with ARM CPU: What It Can (and Can't) Run

    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.

  • Windows 10 on Arm: What you need to know before you buy a Surface Pro X

    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 10 ARM-based PC app compatibility

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

  • Adobe is working to bring all of its Creative Cloud suite to Windows 10 on ARM

    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 10 WinRT API Pack lets developers add WinRT features to WPF and WinForms

    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 Arm keeps low profile at IFA as Intel takes swipe at platform's compatibility problems

    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.

  • Microsoft's Chromium-powered Edge leaks for ARM64 PCs

    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.


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