Windows ARM Hardware News
Yesterday was the first day of Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii, where the company brought its partners on stage for a range of announcements. AMD took to the stage to announce that its partners will be producing Always Connected PCs with AMD processors and Qualcomm modems, but HP and ASUS also announced the first Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 PCs.
Always 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.
At its Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii today, Qualcomm brought its partners onstage to announce the first Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 PCs. Alongside the ASUS NovaGo, HP unveiled the Envy x2. I got to spend some time with the latter, and it's an interesting device.
Today, at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, Microsoft and Qualcomm officially unveiled the first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops. These devices, referred to as Always Connected PCs, are always on, always connected (via LTE), and promise "incredible" battery life. How incredible? Well, depending on how much you use them, you could see around 22 hours of active use/a month of standby between charges.
Andrew and Paul discuss Windows on Arm, specifically the battery life we might see from Windows on Arm devices. Andrew and Paul also talk about the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, rumors of Andromeda OS on a Surface Phone, and lingering questions about the sales of Apple's iPhone 8. Is the iPhone 8 Apple's least selling iPhone?
New details about Microsoft’s long-awaited Windows 10 Snapdragon laptops have emerged, and we’ve got all the details. Tech giants have descended on Hong Kong this week for Qualcomm’s annual 5G Summit, and one of the most noteworthy names in attendance is Microsoft – and Trusted Reviews, of course.
Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much about them yet. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all preparing devices, and it seems like battery life will be a key selling point.
In 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 and Qualcomm announced in late 2016 Windows 10 on ARM, a new project that brings the full version of the desktop operating system on ARM chips like the Snapdragon.
By the fourth quarter of 2017, Microsoft and Qualcomm would launch Windows 10 laptops powered by Snapdragon 835 processors. It would be Microsoft’s second try at bringing Windows into ARM-based hardware. The first attempt, Windows RT, was a failure.
Microsoft 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.
Microsoft's official acknowledgement that it has Windows Server running on ARM for use in its own, and potentially others', datacenters generated a number of questions. Here are a few answers.
Microsoft 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.
Microsoft 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.
Although 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.