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Qualcomm 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.
Microsoft 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).
The Microsoft Lumia 650 XL was never released, but numerous leaks have been revealed to the public with some claiming it’s the Lumia 650 XL and some it’s the Lumia 850. The cancelled release of the phone didn’t stop hacker Calyx Hikari from successfully running Windows RT 8.1 PE on the device.
This 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.
Low-cost Chinese chip maker Rockchip usually puts its silicone products inside tablets and TV boxes that run Google’s Android software, but this dogma is slowly starting to shift and the company is aiming to conquer new territory.
Microsoft’s Windows RT-powered Surface 2 tablet may not be officially dead, but the executioner is sharpening his axe. Microsoft confirmed Tuesday that the Surface 2 is no longer being manufactured, meaning that, at least at Microsoft, no Windows RT tablets are being made.
Microsoft has no plans to bring its Windows 10 software to tablets running Windows RT. That means the Surface 2, Surface RT, Nokia Lumia 2520, and a handful of other tablets with ARM-based chips and Windows software won’t get all the fancy new Windows 10 features coming to Windows phones and x86-based PCs.
A few years back, Microsoft took an ambitious step to build a version of Windows that would run on ARM-based processors. At the time, this was a huge move, as many expected this new operating system, called Windows RT, to challenge the standard that Intel and AMD were the only vendors who could produce laptop-class processors.
All eyes are currently on the Surface Pro 3, but that doesn't necessarily mean that Microsoft has forgot the previous models which are still on sale both online and at retail stores. Redmond today launched a new discount for the original Surface tablet that's now available for only $249 (180 euros) thanks to a Memorial Day sale that cuts $200 (€150) off the initial price.
Summary: In spite of numerous leaks indicating an ARM-based Surface was going to be launched at Microsoft's "small gathering" in New York City, no such device materialized. What happened?
When Microsoft's Surface event, held today in New York City, was first announced, the widespread expectation was that the company would be launching a Surface mini with an 8-inch screen and a Qualcomm ARM processor. What we got instead was a new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 with an Intel Haswell processor. The mini device, which just a few weeks ago was felt by many to be a certainty, was nowhere to be seen.
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), struggling to break into the tablet market, backed off plans to introduce a smaller version of its Surface tablet based on Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) processors, people with knowledge of the decision said.
Microsoft's Surface RT, which is actually the first tablet in the company's history, is now available at a very special price in a number of specialty stores across the United States. The Surface RT with 32 GB of storage space will be available for as low as $199 (142 euros) in new specialty stores that will open this month, according to a new report by WinBeta, while Dell's Venue Pro 8-inch tablet will retail for only $99 (71 euros).
Microsoft is expected to take the wraps off a new Surface model this month, but little is known about the device that could become the smaller tablet ever sold by the Redmond-based take giant.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Microsoft (MSFT) may not be ready to give up on Windows RT just quite yet. The company has invited journalists to an event in New York, later this month, where it's expected to announce a new Surface tablet to compete with Apple's (AAPL) popular iPad mini, as well as the recently introduced smaller tablets running the full version of Windows. According to a report from TheNextWeb Microsoft is planning "a small gathering" in New York city on May 20th presumably to introduce a new, smaller Surface device.