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 on ARMLast December at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit, the company announced that both Chromium and Firefox are coming to Windows on ARM, running natively on ARM64.

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 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 ARMRaspberry Pi redefines embedded computing for the masses. It can be the beginner’s step towards modern computing or the programming playground for kids or a handy tool for prototyping IoT gadgets.

Windows on ARMMany of us have seen the videos by now. Developers have figured out how to get full Windows 10 running on a Microsoft Lumia 950 or 950 XL. There's good news though, as you can now try this out for yourself.

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.


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