A new report suggests Qualcomm may finally be readying a brand-new chip design for Windows on ARM PCs. The SC8280 is a larger chip that supports up to 32GB of RAM and even faster LPDDR5. But how many cores it can run and how fast it remains unknown. The chances we'll see it in 2021, however, seem likely.
Microsoft's Surface devices line continues to grow, and that line could get even bigger in 2021. Here is what we expect for refreshed Surface devices, ones we'd like to see come to reality, and a few other ideas that could make the Surface lineup even better.
A new update for Bing and Microsoft News on Android refreshes the apps with a new look. The apps now look virtually identical, apart from a background image in the Bing app. But the biggest story is how the apps now have turned into hubs for all of Microsoft's Bing services including math, news, weather, shopping, wallpaper, sports, and more. It also looks fantastic.
Microsoft's ARM-powered Surface Pro X is getting a refresh this fall with an updated Microsoft SQ2 processor, the introduction of a "platinum" color option, and new Type Cover colors that bring it in line with the standard Surface Pro color offerings already on the market. The new Surface Pro X won't feature any major design changes, with sources describing the refresh as a minor one.
Microsoft has seen success with its budget friendly Surface Go tablet thanks to its $399 starting price, and it appears the company is hoping to further capitalize on that success with another price conscious Surface PC, this time in the form of a laptop. Codenamed Sparti, Microsoft is working on a lightweight midrange clamshell PC designed with students in mind.
HP is expected to reveal a new Windows on ARM laptop sometime later this year powered by the latest Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G. Not much is known about the convertible PC, but it does have a siloed pen similar to Surface Pro X and possibly a detachable display. Here is all we know so far.
A new report from CNBC claims Microsoft is seeking similar contracts to JEDI with foreign governments. The new business could help Microsoft's bottom line while also securing US allies' networks in the future.
The Trump administration may shut down TikTok in the US as early as today. But the owners behind the popular app have reportedly signaled it is willing to divest and cede operations to Microsoft in the States completely. While Microsoft seems like an odd fit, here are three reasons why it makes sense.
Microsoft is getting back into the phone game with the jaw-dropping Surface Duo. But there is a lot about this exciting dual-screen Android folding phone that we don't yet know. Sure, there are the specs and all that, but what about the extra touches that will fully complete the Surface Duo experience?
We're back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and this week, There's renewed interest and speculation about Surface Duo thanks to a photo of Satya Nadella showing off the upcoming device. Windows 7 support has officially ended, but there are still hundreds of millions of machines in service running the OS. All that, and more.