Windows ARM and Google

  • 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 ARMWindows 10 is catching up with all the other operating systems by offering better support for ARM processors, but this means third-party developers will also need to work on making their apps faster in the new ecosystem. Google now seems to have begun work on Google Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM, with a little help from an unexpected ally.

  • 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 ARMMuch as been made about the slow sales of Microsoft's Surface tablet line, but it may be Google that's having more trouble selling its tablets if information extrapolated by an analyst is correct.

  • Windows on ARMMuch has been made of Windows RT since its launch alongside Windows 8 last year, with OEMs and users highlighting its tepid reception and lack of a serious value proposition. However, while things aren't looking great for Microsoft's Windows-on-ARM operating system, it's looking even worse for Google's Chrome OS, as the web-centric operating system has market share so low it may as well be a statistical anomaly.

  • Windows on ARMWhen Google launched its official Google Search app for Windows 8 a few weeks ago, we noted that the app was one of the few in the Windows Store that didn't support Windows RT. Today, the company has released an update to the app that solves that problem.

  • Windows on ARMWe've already established that one of the Surface's most distinctive features is its Windows RT operating system, designed to run on hardware driven by ARM's processor architecture. Experientially, Windows RT is very much like the x86 version of Windows 8 we reviewed in The Definitive Windows 8 Review And User Guide, sharing the same Windows 8 UI, Start screen, and multi-touch gesture support.

  • Windows on ARMGoogle announced on Thursday that its Chrome browser will be available for testing on the Windows 8 release preview. The test browser will be released at the Google Chrome dev channel for Windows, according to Google's blog post, which didn't specify when. The company plans to smooth out the user interface of the browser over the next couple of months, and will be seeking user feedback.

  • Windows on ARMSuddenly, the new Microsoft doesn't look all that different from the old one. During court proceedings for the 1998-2001 antitrust trial, government lawyers accused Microsoft of playing favorites by providing its developers access to information not available to third parties -- thus giving Internet Explorer unfair competitive advantage over Netscape. The company's browser policy regarding Windows RT isn't just much the same, it's much more. IE gets hugely exclusive access. The question: Is it anticompetitive?

  • Windows on ARMSummary: Microsoft will restrict third-party browsers like Firefox and Chrome to the Metro sandbox in Windows 8 for ARM devices, while treating Internet Explorer 10 as an "intrinsic feature" of Windows. Mozilla and its primary backer, Google, say that's not fair.

  • Windows on ARMMay 06, 2012, 7:15 AM — There is an interesting post from the Microsoft Windows team on the Windows On ARM (WOA) version of Windows 8 that was recently renamed Windows RT-which reminded me why I'll never do Microsoft naming again. Windows RT is targeted directly at the iPad users who are bringing that product into the enterprise today on a wave of trend we are alternatively calling consumerization of IT or Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD) because we evidently can't come to a consensus on just one term.

  • Windows on ARMSummary: The transition from traditional Windows desktops to the Post-PC world, the ARM architecture and the Metro user interface is inevitable. But it won't a be quick one. - My two ZDNet colleagues, David Gewirtz and Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols have gotten themselves into a bit of a lover’s quarrel. SJVN says that Windows 8 will be dead on arrival, and yet Gewirtz says that Windows 8 will matter for real work, as will Windows 9.

  • Windows on ARMWintel is dead. On simultaneous stages Tuesday, Microsoft showed Windows running on Qualcomm's ARM-based processors and Intel embraced Google's Android OS. Old patterns have been broken; new alliances are forming. And of the four companies involved, it's Intel who should continue to be scared.


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