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  • 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.

  • Windows on ARMOne of the biggest pitfalls of running Windows 10 on a Snapdragon chip is the fact that Qualcomm’s ARM processors don’t support 64-bit applications. However, at Microsoft Build 2018, Qualcomm has announced it is releasing a 64-bit SDK for Windows on ARM.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft’s efforts to get closer to the Linux world continue with a new announcement at the Build 2018 developer conference, this time concerning Windows 10 on ARM.

  • Windows on ARMAbout a month ago, Microsoft announced that it would be releasing an ARM64 SDK at its Build 2018 developer conference. Today, the firm announced that the SDK is indeed available as part of the Visual Studio 15.8 preview.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft's ambitious plan to bring full Windows 10 with x86 app emulation to ARM processors was announced in December 2016, and it was promised that the first devices would use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset. The first devices announced were HP's Envy x2 and the ASUS NovaGo, and they shipped with Windows 10 version 1709, or the Fall Creators Update.

  • 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.


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