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  • Windows 10 Apps for Snapdragon Processors Ready for the Microsoft Store

    Windows on ARMWindows 10 on ARM is now a real thing, and since the first devices are on their way, Microsoft has now started accepting apps in the Microsoft Store that are specifically aimed at this version of the operating system.

  • Qualcomm: Win32 apps won't affect battery life on ARM PCs more than on Intel

    Windows on ARMEver since Microsoft and Qualcomm announced in December 2016 that full Windows 10 would be coming to ARM processors, the question on everyone's mind has been how well those x86 apps will run. After all, we all know that legacy Win32 apps don't perform well and drain more power than UWP apps, but since they'll be run with emulation, one would assume that the cost would be even greater.

  • Microsoft announces supported carriers for Windows 10 Always-Connected PCs

    Windows on ARMAlways-Connected PCs, the end result of years of work by Microsoft and Qualcomm on the vision for Windows on ARM, will soon be available. With multiple OEMs gearing up to reveal their take on the new class of 'cellular PCs' before the end of the year, Microsoft has now announced the list of carriers who will provide connectivity to these devices.

  • Windows 10 on Snapdragon isn’t answering the right questions

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft just recently revealed its play on the ARM platform that has Windows fans both excited and skeptical. On the one hand, it is a return of the operating system to a CPU platform that is hailed for its battery longevity, thermal management, and performance efficiency. On the other hand, it may feel like deja vu.

  • Windows 10 PCs Powered by Snapdragon 845 Chip Launching in Second Half of 2018

    Windows on ARMWindows 10 on ARM is a real thing now and the first device will see daylight in just a few months. - Even though Qualcomm has already announced the Snapdragon 845 chip, the first Windows 10 on ARM devices, also referred to as Always Connected PCs, will be powered by the Snapdragon 835, a chip that debuted earlier this year on the Samsung Galaxy S8.

  • Windows on ARM PCs use a different Snapdragon 835 chipset than phones

    Windows on ARMYesterday 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.

  • Hands on with the Snapdragon 835-powered HP Envy x2

    Windows on ARMAt 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.

  • Microsoft unveils the first Always Connected ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs

    Windows on ARMToday, 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.

  • Everything we now know about the first Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 laptops

    Windows on ARMNew 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 claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft 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.

  • Asus, HP, and Lenovo are building Win10 PCs with Snapdragon 835 chips

    Windows on ARMQualcomm has announced that the first ARM-based mobile PCs running Windows 10 are on the way. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are the first device makers to confirm they’re working on ARM-based Windows 10 computers. And according to Qualcomm, all of those upcoming device will be fanless computers.

  • 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 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.

  • Microsoft Could Launch Surface Laptop Running Windows 10 on ARM

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft 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.

  • Snapdragon 835-Powered Windows 10 Laptops To Launch In Q4

    Windows on ARMBy 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.

  • Windows 10 on ARM to Launch in Q4 2017

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft and Qualcomm announced Windows 10 on ARM in late 2016, with the two companies promising new devices developed with this emulation technology to see daylight this year. And now Qualcomm’s CEO Steve Mollenkopf has revealed that the first PCs running Windows 10 on ARM chips are projected to launch in the fourth quarter.

  • 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 Server on ARM: It's happening

    Windows on ARMThere have been rumors for the past several years that Windows Server would be coming to ARM. - Today, March 8, that rumor became an acknowledged reality, Microsoft officials said that the company is committed to use ARM chips in machines running its cloud services, as its officials told Bloomberg.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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