Is Microsoft committed to Windows 10 on ARM? #AskDanWindows 48
This week's #AskDanWindows is all about Microsoft being committed to Windows 10 on ARM, will we finally see Snapdragon 845 Windows 10 devices at Computex in June, and does Surface Hub 2 really have animated wallpapers?
All that and more, so grab a cup of coffee and tune in!
Audience questions Episode 48
- Will we see Snapdragon 845 based Windows devices at Computex? - Chris K
- Is Microsoft committed to Windows on ARM for the long haul? - Ezra W.
- The Surface Hub 2 showed a live animated lock screen. Does this mean Windows 10 will now support live wallpapers like android? - T Ali
- As a Windows desktop user who is very happy with his always on LTE equipped 12.9" iPad Pro, sell me on the HPEnvyX2 - @End_User
- If the Surface Hub 2 is indeed showcasing CShell, can we expect such a responsive and adaptive UI in Andromeda? - Alessandro A.
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I've just never been able to take devices like the iPad Pro seriously, it just feels like a large iPhone at the end of the day. I'd take even a Surface Pro with Core M any day, it is just more of a true light PC. And there's the issue of the OS, but that's a separate topic..
2) PWA - every few weeks, Microsoft is populating more PWA apps to store in preparation for RS5 (with telephony API) and Snap850 ACPC and Andromeda
3) 700 millions existing W10 users plus a few more millions new adopters of ACPC from iPad, Chrome tabblets - means more reasons for typical iOS and Android developers to write once to all platforms, including UWP (ACPC)
4) Chatbot are replacing Apps, less missing out as more widespread adoption of ACPC grows.
As for their consumer products, I mean, do we really need to run through the list yet again? Zune, WP7, WP8, W10M, Windows 10 S, Band 1, Band 2, Cortana, Kinect, Groove, etc, etc, etc. You wrote about going to the session at Build where they went through their failures & what they learned. I would hope they learned they're really bad at the consumer space. Which is fine, they make billions upon billions every year with software, cloud, patents, IP, etc. I just don't understand why anyone would expect great consumer oriented products from a company with so little success in that area...
TL;DR: MS consumer products=fail. Business/prosumer/enterprise=they do midling ok to good.