Two big leaks today – Microsoft might finally be ready to retire the Windows 10 brand name and replace it with something new, and Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship processor could be a doozy.

First, the chip. ARM says chips based on its new ARMv9 architecture will bring big boosts in overall performance and efficiency, and even bigger performance gains in specific categories such as machine learning.

But ARM designs chips, the company doesn’t actually make them itself. So it’s up to other companies to actually bring new products to market.

Now details are starting to leak about one of the first high-profile processors to use ARMv9 CPU cores. Qualcomm’s next flagship processor for mobile devices is said to be a 4nm processor with the company’s own Kryo 780 custom cores based on ARMv9 architecture.

Next, Microsoft. The company has scheduled an event for later this month where Microsoft is expected to unveil a new design for its desktop operating system, code-named “Sun Valley.”

But the look of the OS might not be the only thing that’s new. Windows Central pieced together some clues and concluded that there’s a chance that that six years after releasing Windows 10, Microsoft may be ready to turn it up to 11.

Evan Blass seems to agree.

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5 replies on “Lilbits: Windows 11, Qualcomm’s next flagship chip, and Walmart & Target’s Prime Day counterprogramming”

  1. Ugh, if the history of Microsoft repeats itself (as usual), we’re long overdue for another Windows Vista debacle. I’ll bet Microsoft will attempt yet another Unification ploy, where Windows will (once again) try to be cross platform – and it will (once again) FAIL horribly. Another thing to fear is the monetization of Windows as a Service. Get ready for a monthly Windows bill in your inbox.

  2. I kinda cant see what function other than wireless charging has been lost in Pixel Buds A .. the main stand out feature has always been to be able to summon google assistant without even touching the buds .. thats present . So unless they got rid of touch controls, its a great product for a good price that now only needs support for better bluetooth codecs.

  3. Name will change to X probably, same as Windows X they decided ‘not to release’. Since its not that they will not release it, its just current OS will become X, an unified containers host. It will also be in line with Xbox Series X. And I guess soon we will see Android services layer for interoperability.

  4. A name change for windows makes me nervous because it could also mean the end of perpetual licenses as well as another huge host of anti-features introduced along with risks of breaking compatibility with old software that’s still in use. I don’t think they’d do that yet for consumer computers because Apple doesn’t, but they might require a subscription for any version that can join an active directory domain.

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