Hackers are bringing Windows 10 to the Samsung Galaxy S8 (and other Snapdragon 835 phones)

Windows 10 is the first version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system that’s designed to run on devices with either x86 or ARM processors. But the ARM version is designed for tablets and notebooks rather than smartphones. That hasn’t stopped developers from porting Windows 10 on ARM to run on phones though. Last year developers figured […]

Sharp launches a $230 phone with a Snapdragon 835 chip

Most mid-range smartphones feature mid-range chips designed for that purpose. But Japanese electronics company Sharp is taking a different approach with its newest phone. The Sharp Aquos V is a $230 smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. That’s a flagship-class processor… that’s about two years old. As long as companies like Sharp don’t […]

Lenovo Miix 630 2-in-1 tablet is now available (Windows 10 on ARM with 4G LTE)

The Lenovo Miix 630 is a Windows 10 tablet with a 12.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchcscreen display, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB solid state drive. It’s also only the third Windows 10 device to ship with an ARM-based processor. Like the Asus NovaGo and HP Envy x2, the Lenovo Miix 630 features a […]

HP Envy x2 with Snapdragon 835 up for pre-order for $1000 (ships by March 9th)

HP is now taking pre-orders for its first Windows 10 PC powered by an ARM-based processor. And as expected, it’s not cheap. The HP Envy x2 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of UFS storage is selling for $1000 and it’s expected to ship by March 9th, 2018. The 2-in-1 […]

Hands-on with the Asus NovaGo (and is Windows on ARM even a good idea?)

The Asus NovaGo is a convertible laptop with Windows 10 software, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and a starting price of $599. It’s expected to ship sometime around May, which is when other new Windows on ARM computers (from HP and Lenovo) will probably hit the streets as well. When Microsoft announced it was bringing […]

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835-based VR kit includes eye-tracking, hand-tracking, and more

Right now there are pretty much two types of virtual reality headsets. There are some that connect to a PC to deliver high-performance graphics and motion sensing, enabling “six degrees of freedom” by letting you walk around a room and interact with virtual environments. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are prime examples. The other […]

Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 promises 5 hours battery life from a 5 minute charge

One way to get longer battery life out of a smartphone is to put a bigger battery inside. Another is to come up with ways to charge the battery more quickly so that if you’re going to have to stop to refuel, it’ll only take a few minutes. Smartphone makers have been taking both approaches […]