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  • Windows 10 on ARM PCs Do Not Support Fast and Wireless Charging

    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.

  • What Is Windows 10 on ARM, and How Is It Different?

    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.

  • The importance of ARM64 to the Universal Windows Platform

    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.

  • Microsoft says it has nothing to share on ARM64 support for UWP

    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 10 on ARM is NOT Windows RT all over again

    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.

  • Microsoft and Qualcomm announce Always Connected Windows 10 'Mobile PCs' with Snapdragon 835

    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."

  • Microsoft: x86 Apps Will Run On ARM Chips At Near-Native Performance

    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.

  • Microsoft video shows Windows on ARM running full Windows 10 and x86 apps

    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 10 Creators Update Brings Cortana on the Raspberry Pi

    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.

  • The Revolution Begins: Snapdragon 835 Device Runs Windows 10 and Android 7

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft and Qualcomm announced in late 2016 one of the most ambitious projects since the release of Windows 10: the full version of the desktop operating system on ARM processors, with the Snapdragon 835 said to be the first chip to bring this to production.

  • Windows 10 PCs Powered by Snapdragon 835 “Won’t Be Too Expensive,” Qualcomm Says

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft and Qualcomm are working on bringing the full version of Windows 10 on devices with ARM chips, and the two companies have already presented a demo highlighting the power of this mix, which can even handle demanding apps like Photoshop.

  • You can make Windows 10 act like Windows RT with the Creators Update

    Windows on ARMIf Windows RT was known for one thing, it was for being locked to the Windows Store for all your apps and games. This in turn essentially killed Windows RT right out of the gate, as the Windows Store was lacking in apps from top developers.

  • Qualcomm Confirms Snapdragon 835 Is Built to Run Full Windows 10

    Windows on ARMQualcomm announced the all-new Snapdragon 835 processor at CES in Las Vegas, and the company confirmed one of the most anticipated technologies of the year: the new chip can run the full version of Windows 10.

  • Windows Weekly 496 - The ARMs Have It

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft is bringing Windows 10 desktop to ARM. This is not Windows RT; it's full Windows 10, plus an emulation layer allowing Win32 apps to work on 64-bit ARM.

  • How will ARM support impact Windows 10?

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft can be surprising at times. After ditching Windows RT, the software giant has announced that it is working with Qualcomm to bring ARM support to Windows 10. In practice, that means that we will see Snapdragon-powered machines running Microsoft's latest operating system which, and this is key, can run proper x86 software.

  • Windows RT done right? Regular Windows apps will run on new ARM-based PCs

    Windows on ARMWindows RT tried, and failed, to deliver a full-fledged Windows environment on top of anemic ARM microprocessors. Now, Microsoft is trying again, with two major improvements: compatibility with the mainstream Win32 apps that PC users have enjoyed for years, and a new generation of powerful ARM chips to run them.

  • Microsoft and Qualcomm to bring full Windows 10 and x86 desktop apps to mobile devices

    Windows on ARMLast month, details emerged of Microsoft's plans to bring emulation for x86 apps to Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. Those efforts were rumored to debut in Microsoft's 'Redstone 3' update in late 2017, and were said to be in development under the codename 'Cobalt'.

  • Report: Microsoft Surface Phone Prototype Runs Snapdragon 835, Supports x86 Apps

    Windows on ARMEveryone in the Windows Phone community hopes to see Microsoft launching the eagerly-anticipated Surface Phone next year, and according to a recent report, work on the project advances nicely and the company is indeed on track to unveil the device with Redstone 3 in the fall of 2017

  • Microsoft's x86 on ARM64 emulation: A Windows 10 'Redstone 3' Fall 2017 feature

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft is planning to enable x86 on ARM64 emulation in Windows 10 by Fall 2017 with its 'Redstone 3' release, sources say, thanks to codename 'Cobalt.'- Since January 2016 (and maybe before), there's been talk that Microsoft was working on bringing x86 emulation to ARM processors. Sources of mine are now saying that this capability is coming to Windows 10, though not until "Redstone 3" in the Fall of 2017.

  • Microsoft: Skype app will stop working on Windows Phone and Windows RT in "early 2017"

    Windows on ARMA few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would soon be dropping Skype support for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 devices, along with several older versions of rival operating systems.


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