• MediaTek Says No to Windows 10 on ARM Because It’s a Risky Idea

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft announced in late 2016 that the full Windows 10 would be able to run on ARM chips thanks to a new emulation system, explaining that Qualcomm would be one of the companies involved in the project, with its chipsets specifically developed to take advantage of this idea.

  • 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.

  • Windows 10 Cloud brings Windows RT back from the dead, sort of

    Windows on ARMWindows 10 Cloud is a new edition of Windows 10 that showed up for the first time in one of the recent Insider Builds released for the operating system.

  • ARM: If other ARM chipmakers want to emulate Intel's x86 chips, that's fine

    Windows on ARMAlthough Qualcomm is the only ARM licensee to strike a deal with Microsoft to allow legacy Windows 10 apps to run on its processors, ARM executives say there are no legal limitations preventing others from doing so as well.

  • 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 10 on ARM: First Acer Laptop Possibly Spotted Online

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft announced recently that it plans on bringing the full version of Windows 10 on ARM processors, and the company even demonstrated such an early implementation on a Snapdragon 820 (this chip is already available on some Windows 10 Mobile devices, such as the Alcatel IDOL 4S and the HP Elite X3).

  • Windows 10 on ARM Already Generating Interest from PC Makers

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft recently announced that starting next year, full Windows 10 would run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, as it’s working on bringing the operating system on ARM chips and offer the full experience on a wider array of devices.

  • 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.

  • The Windows 10 on ARM Push Begins with the First Recompiled App

    PuTTY for Windows RTMicrosoft announced last week that future Qualcomm ARM processors would be able to run the full version of Windows 10, showing a demo of Photoshop running on a Snapdragon 820 processor that’s already available on a number of devices out there.

  • Microsoft announces Windows-on-ARM partnership with Qualcomm, but done right this time

    Windows on ARMThis week, Microsoft announced a new initiative with Qualcomm aimed at bringing full 32-bit Win32 compatibility to ARM devices running Windows 10 in 2017. It’s a significant change from the company’s previous ARM strategy, and it could finally clear the way for the kind of cross-platform compatibility that Microsoft promised (but didn’t actually deliver) when it launched Windows RT back in 2012.

  • Microsoft Corporation’s (MSFT) Windows on ARM Will Be HUGE in 2017

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) dropped a bit of a bombshell a few days ago. The company announced it was partnering with Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) to bring Windows 10 to devices running chips based on ARM Holdings processors. Yesterday, MSFT showed off Windows PC applications running on a QCOM Snapdragon CPU. Windows on ARM is no Windows RT and it’s about to make 2017 a very interesting year.

  • 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.

  • 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'.

  • 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.

  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft has announced that Windows 10 IoT Core is now available with the Anniversary Update, which brings a long list of improvements, new features, and support for more devices and apps.

  • A developer is working to bring Windows 10 Mobile to the Surface RT

    Windows on ARMWhen Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 devices, owners of those devices running Windows RT were understandably frustrated by the news that they would not be offered an upgrade path to the new OS. Instead, the company released Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 in September, adding a Windows 10-style Start menu for those devices, but little else.

  • Windows 10 RT shows signs of existence

    Windows on ARMIt would appear that the rumors of Windows RT's demise have been greatly exaggerated. The dead OS is showing signs of life as Windows 10 RT. Windows RT, announced and released in 2012, was designed to bring Windows to ARM based processors. User adoption was extremely low, as the OS looked exactly like Windows 8; however, it was only able to run apps that were available in the Store, as well as Office RT, which came preinstalled.

  • Windows 10 IoT Core support for Raspberry Pi 3

    Windows on ARMThis morning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced availability of their new board—the Raspberry Pi 3. We’re excited to have Windows 10 support the new board via a new Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview update available for download today. The new Raspberry Pi 3 board is available now in the Microsoft Store online.

  • Windows 10 desktop on ARM and Win32 Mobile support tipped in new Microsoft documentation

    Windows on ARMWhen Windows RT launched in conjunction with Windows 8 in 2012, the operating system ran on ARM-based devices with desktop program support only for software that Microsoft bundled, like a version of Microsoft Office. Because of RT’s inability to user-install Win32 programs, and for a number of other reasons, the operating system failed to catch on. Microsoft's last RT device, the Surface 2, launched in 2013.

  • Microsoft could be working on bringing Windows 10 desktop to ARM chips

    Windows on ARMA while ago, Microsoft released Windows RT for devices with ARM chips. Windows RT wasn’t successful for the company, and existing Windows RT devices didn’t receive the Windows 10 upgrade either. Now, it seems like Microsoft isn’t done with Windows on ARM chips.


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