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  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft’s Windows 10 on ARM push has gained a lot of exposure since the late 2016 announcement, and the very first PCs have already been launched, but the software giant still has to deal with one major drawback: the lack of 64-bit apps.

  • Windows on ARMInstalling Windows RT and Windows 10 ARM on Lumia phones has become a priority for several skilled developers, and after weeks of trying to get this up and running, here’s evidence that at least one such experiment has succeeded.

  • Windows on ARMComment Perhaps more by accident or design, Microsoft managed to lower expectations for Windows on Arm last week – but not set them so low it kills off interest in the platform.

  • Windows on ARMWith Windows phones no longer having a place in Microsoft’s vision, the loyal userbase that has tried to keep Windows 10 Mobile alive for so long is now looking into alternatives, and one possible way to go could be installing the full Windows 10 version of Lumia phones.

  • Windows on ARMSlowly but surely, all of our questions are being answered regarding Microsoft's latest endeavor to get Windows 10 running on ARM processors. First announced in December 2016, the company surprised everyone by partnering with Qualcomm in an effort to get Win32 apps running on ARM chips. A year later, the first devices to use the Snapdragon 835 chipset were announced, but those won't come to market until this spring.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft already offers Windows 10 IoT Core to install on a Raspberry Pi, but thanks to the recent launch of Windows 10 on ARM, one skilled developer managed to install the actual full version of the operating system on the single-board computer.

  • Windows on ARMWindows on ARM isn't new: from Windows Phone to Windows RT to Windows IoT, Microsoft has had multiple systems that take Windows beyond the familiar Intel and AMD processors. Older versions of Windows ran on PowerPC, Alpha, Itanium, and MIPS, after all, and in 2009 an unofficial internal project had Windows 7 running on ARM.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft published a blog post today confirming that developers can now offer ARM packages to the Windows 10 desktop device family. The company also noted that it's recently added the ability to offer an app to Surface Hub users, which runs a variant of the OS known as Windows 10 Team.

  • Windows on ARMThere is an entire community of users who can't resist exploring new techniques to install operating systems on phones that haven't officially received any support to run said OS. To that end, Microsoft enthusiasts have been attempting to bring different desktop versions of Windows to Windows phones.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft abandoned Windows phones, the community didn’t, and here we are checking out unofficial ports of Windows 10 installed on Lumia models.

  • Windows on ARMEver since Microsoft and Qualcomm announced in December 2016 that full Windows 10 would be coming to ARM processors, the question on everyone's mind has been how well those x86 apps will run. After all, we all know that legacy Win32 apps don't perform well and drain more power than UWP apps, but since they'll be run with emulation, one would assume that the cost would be even greater.

  • Windows on ARMAlways Connected PCs are now a real thing, as Microsoft officially unveiled the Windows on ARM project with help from HP and ASUS. And while these PCs are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, which is also available on mobile devices, not the full feature set is being offered, as the chipset has been specifically optimized for desktop computers.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft just launched a version of Windows 10 that will run on low-powered ARM hardware. Unlike Windows RT, the version of Windows 8 that powered the original Surface and Surface 2, this is a full version of Windows 10 with an emulation layer that allows it to run traditional desktop apps from outside the Windows Store.

  • Windows on ARMSomeone once told me that if everyone has one feature that they really care about and want to see, mine would be ARM64 support for UWP apps. This isn't true, as anyone who knows me knows that it was always OneDrive placeholders, but ARM64 is something that I've tried to stay on top of, since it makes absolutely no sense that a developer can't compile an ARM64 UWP app.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft held a Community Standup with Kevin Gallo today, where he discussed what's coming in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK, along with other things that are coming soon. When asked about ARM64 support for UWP, Gallo didn't have an answer, saying the following:

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft and Qualcomm are moving forward with their Windows 10 on ARM initiative, which is expected to debut publicly in late in 2017 with new devices from HP, ASUS, and Lenovo. Taking Windows 10 from the Intel processors to the ones found in high-end smartphones is one of the biggest, most substantial jumps in modern computing history, because it opens the floodgates to new always-connected consumer experiences.

  • Windows on ARMIn December, Microsoft and Qualcomm announced a partnership to launch a new generation of "cellular PCs" with ARM-based processors, running the full version of Windows 10. They said that these new devices would be "able to run "x86 Win32 and universal Windows apps, including Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and popular Windows games."

  • Windows on ARMEarlier this year, Qualcomm announced that its next-generation chips will be the first to fully support Windows 10, including all the programs built for the x86 architecture. In a recent video, Microsoft demonstrated how both x86 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps would run on ARM chips. It also talked about the underlying technology enabling x86 apps to run on ARM chips with near-native performance.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft, in conjunction with Qualcomm, announced its intentions last December to bring full Windows 10 and x86 apps to mobile devices running on ARM processors, a feature that was expected to make its debut in the Redstone 3 update (officially titled the Fall Creators Update). Coming through on its promise, the Redmond giant showed off Windows on ARM at its Build developer conference today.

  • Windows on ARMThe Windows 10 Creators Update brought plenty of improvements for consumers and enterprises, but there are lot of new features for developers as well. And one of them is support for Cortana on the Raspberry Pi 3.


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