Windows ARM Software News
With Windows phones no longer having a place in Microsoft’s vision, the loyal userbase that has tried to keep Windows 10 Mobile alive for so long is now looking into alternatives, and one possible way to go could be installing the full Windows 10 version of Lumia phones.
Slowly but surely, all of our questions are being answered regarding Microsoft's latest endeavor to get Windows 10 running on ARM processors. First announced in December 2016, the company surprised everyone by partnering with Qualcomm in an effort to get Win32 apps running on ARM chips. A year later, the first devices to use the Snapdragon 835 chipset were announced, but those won't come to market until this spring.
ARM64 chips are considered more energy efficient compared to x86 CPUs from Intel and AMD. Using the new platform, OEMs are able to create even smaller, lighter and powerful devices with the power of full Windows 10. There is a way to install and try Windows 10 for ARM SoCs in QEMU. Here is how.
Dell is one of Microsoft’s biggest partners, but surprisingly, it’s also one of the companies that decided to stay away from the most ambitious project launched by the software giant this year on the Windows 10 hardware front.
Microsoft already offers Windows 10 IoT Core to install on a Raspberry Pi, but thanks to the recent launch of Windows 10 on ARM, one skilled developer managed to install the actual full version of the operating system on the single-board computer.
Windows on ARM isn't new: from Windows Phone to Windows RT to Windows IoT, Microsoft has had multiple systems that take Windows beyond the familiar Intel and AMD processors. Older versions of Windows ran on PowerPC, Alpha, Itanium, and MIPS, after all, and in 2009 an unofficial internal project had Windows 7 running on ARM.
While this project is not totally finished (e.g. No Battery status/charging unknown, no cellular, no audio), I decided to post this thread as many people asked me about the tutorial. This is just a brief tutorial, you need to have plenty of time on this to make this happen. Be careful as some steps are very dangerous.
Microsoft published a blog post today confirming that developers can now offer ARM packages to the Windows 10 desktop device family. The company also noted that it's recently added the ability to offer an app to Surface Hub users, which runs a variant of the OS known as Windows 10 Team.
Windows 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.
There is an entire community of users who can't resist exploring new techniques to install operating systems on phones that haven't officially received any support to run said OS. To that end, Microsoft enthusiasts have been attempting to bring different desktop versions of Windows to Windows phones.
Microsoft abandoned Windows phones, the community didn’t, and here we are checking out unofficial ports of Windows 10 installed on Lumia models.
Earlier this week, Windows Phone Internals 2.3 became available for download, allowing any non-technical user with a Lumia handset root the device. The tool basically allows you to bypass the SecureBoot on all Lumia phones after successfully unlocking the bootloader.
Both Windows Phone and Windows RT have no future in Microsoft’s vision, Windows 10 Mobile is dead after the update released in April 2017. Not so long ago we reported that the new version of Windows Phone Internals tool is available, allowing users to unlock the bootloader of their Lumia Windows Phone handsets.
Microsoft 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.