Ever since the announcement of Windows 10 supporting ARM processors and always connected devices powered by them, there's a question in the community that won't go away.
So we're talking it out in the Windows Central forums.
It's easy to understand why people want this to be a thing. Qualcomm powers a decent chunk of the world's smartphones, indeed, the last Windows phones used their chips, too. And there's still a community of fans who still use Windows phones and would love for there to be something else down the road.
But it's not currently the focus. There's been questions already that we've tried to answer about just who these devices are for, and just how committed Microsoft really is to the project.
Could we see phones? I suppose you can never say never, but if you ask the magic 8-ball you're likely to see "outlook not so good." And in the case of the forums post specifically, it'd be hard to see Windows on ARM being in a position any time soon to run well on a super-affordable device. Qualcomm has the dedicated Snapdragon 850 coming soon, but these are still premium ARM CPUs.
If this is a discussion close to your own heart, hit the forums thread linked below and get in on the discussion.
Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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