We talked about its possibility earlier and now Microsoft has announced Windows 10 on ARM chipsets. Microsoft has entered into a partnership with Qualcomm enabling the dream scenario of X86 Win32 apps on Snapdragon 835 and newer processors.
Finally, to deliver on our customers’ growing needs to create on the go, we announced today that Windows 10 is coming to ARM through our partnership with Qualcomm. For the first time ever, our customers will be able to experience the Windows they know with all the apps, peripherals, and enterprise capabilities they require, on a truly mobile, power efficient, always-connected cellular PC.
Hardware partners will be able to build a range of new Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PCs that run x86 Win32 and universal Windows apps, including Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office and popular Windows games.
With Windows 10 on cellular PCs, we will help everyone make the most of the air around them. We look forward to seeing these new devices with integrated cellular connectivity and the great experiences people love like touch, pen and Windows Hello, in market as early as next year.
We exclusively reported about Surface Phone prototypes being able to install and run X86 apps via Continuum. And here we are, where it all looks officially possible now. Not only Surface Phone tips that we received from our sources look more trustworthy now, but seems Microsoft can make a mind-blowing Windows 10 Phone too.
Video of Windows 10 on Snapdragon: