Microsoft has today announced the first preview build of Windows 10 on ARM to support 64-bit app emulation in addition to the x86 emulation layer already available. The updated app emulation later will allow Windows 10 devices powered by an ARM processor to run 64-bit apps that were compiled for Intel and AMD processors, meaning more apps can now run on Windows 10 on ARM as a result.
Someone managed to run Adobe Photoshop on an old Lumia phone. Adobe recently released a beta version of Photoshop for Windows 10 on ARM devices, and a person managed to run it on a hacked Lumia device.
Adobe has released the first beta build of Photoshop for Windows 10 on ARM, bringing with it native support for ARM64 versions of Windows 10 that runs on devices like the Surface Pro X. Adobe announced support for Windows 10 on ARM over a year ago, and the first of Adobe's Creative Cloud suite to get official ARM support is Photoshop.
Today, Apple announced that it would use its new M1 ARM-based processor and GPU in its MacBook Air, Mac mini, and MacBook Pro 13 for 2020. What does this mean for Windows on ARM, and what was missing from today's announcement? Here are five observations from today's event.
It's official: Windows 10 on ARM laptops are getting x64 app emulation sometime in November (though the Windows Insider program). Microsoft Teams natively optimized for ARM is also coming soon. The news follows Qualcomm's recent announcement of its new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor and new devices coming this year.
Samsung's Galaxy Book S runs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx ARM processor. With a slick, slim design and weighing just 2.1lbs how does this ultra-light laptop handle office productivity? With exceptionally good battery life and that always-on 4G LTE we have some thoughts in our latest review.
Microsoft seeks to improve the ecosystem around ARM64 and PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors by expanding its new App Assure program. The free service lets companies, developers, and ISVs work with Microsoft to ensure compatibility in bringing apps to Windows 10 and Windows on ARM PCs.
Microsoft's chief product officer Panos Panay took part in the launch of Qualcomm's newest PC chip, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G, this week. Along the way, Panay talked about Microsoft's partnership with Qualcomm and teased a potential surge of Windows 10 on ARM apps to come.
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.
Acer just launched the new Spin 7, the world's first notebook to be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G platform. Featuring support for both major 5G network technologies, the Spin 7 should be a portability monster with "multi-day battery life."
Microsoft's popular Teams app runs on Surface Pro X and the new Lenovo Flex 5G, but the app does not run natively in ARM64. Microsoft has now finally given a sign that such support is in the works, but it also highlights an ongoing issue with Microsoft supporting its own hardware.
Lenovo's new always-connected ARM-based laptop is also the very first to support highspeed 5G connectivity. With excellent performance and very long battery life, the Flex 5G is one of the best Qualcomm-based PCs yet, but it comes at a steep price that most people won't value.
Apple is reportedly going to bring ARM processing to at least some of its MacBook laptops in 2021. It's the right decision as Apple's processors are unrivaled. While Apple is playing catch up to Microsoft in ARM laptops, it arguably will get a better reaction than Redmond has so far.
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For those with Windows 10 on ARM PCs like the Surface Pro X the popular Your Phone app has a broken feature: you can't make phone calls through your Android phone. Luckily, that's expected to be fixed sometime in April. Here's what you need to know.