Windows 10

A new report claims to have some more information on Microsoft's plans for the mobile version of Windows 10, including word that it has been made to run on devices with ARM-based processors as well as those with chips made by Intel, which uses the x86 design.

The story comes from the usually reliable Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, citing her unnamed inside sources at Microsoft. If she is accurate, that is certainly in line with what Microsoft has said it wants to do with the OS. Indeed, company CEO Satya Nadella recently said that they have "architected" Windows 10 so "it can run on everything."

While Microsoft has offered a technical preview of Windows 10 to PC users since October 1st, it's less clear when the mobile version of the OS will be made available to the public. Foley writes:

"I'm hearing that Microsoft is still testing the mobile SKU on a very limited basis within the Operating Systems Group at this point. I would think the mobile SKU might need to be dogfooded internally at Microsoft more widely before Microsoft releases it to external testers. But once Microsoft does deliver the Windows 10 mobile bits to testers, ongoing and regular updates will be coming at least monthly, according to sources."

Microsoft is expected to hold a press event in January to reveal more information about what will be in the consumer version of Windows 10. The next update to the technical preview version of Windows 10 is also expected in January and Foley says that, according to her information, it will include the first public release of Continuum, which is Microsoft's desktop-to-tablet UI switching feature.

Source: ZDNet