Installing Windows 10 on a Lumia 950 XL smartphone just got a lot easier

Now that there’s a desktop version of Windows 10 designed to run on laptops and tablets with ARM processors, it’s unsurprising that a handful of hackers have found ways to shoehorn Windows 10 onto old smartphones that had originally shipped with Windows Mobile software. But up until now it’s been pretty tough to follow along […]

Mozilla released Firefox beta for Windows 10 on ARM

Microsoft recently announced that it was working with Google to port Chromium to run natively on ARM64 architecture, which means that in addition to the Microsoft Edge web browser, we could see Google Chrome and other related browsers running on Windows 10 Chromebooks with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. But it looks like Mozilla got there first […]

Windows on ARM to support Chrome, Opera, and Brave browsers

Microsoft is developing a new version of its Edge web browser based on Google’s open source Chromium project. That means it uses the Blink rendering engine instead of EdgeHTML, has a user interface that’s more than a little reminiscent of Google Chrome, and should be able to render any web pages that work in Chrome. […]

Sure, why not run Windows 10 on a Nintendo Switch?

Over the past few months we’ve seen developers port Windows 10 to run on smartphones and Raspberry Pi computers. So what’s next? The Nintendo Switch, apparently. Over the weekend, Ben Imbushuo posted a couple of pictures to Twitter showing the progress he’s made getting Microsoft’s desktop operating system to run on Nintendo’s hybrid handheld/living room […]

Qualcomm paves the way for 5G PCs with Snapdragon 8cx 5G processor

There are already a handful of Windows PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, and a key selling point for those systems is their always-connected capabilities, thanks to the integrated 4G LTE modem. This year you may be able to buy Windows on ARM computer that can connect to 5G networks. Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8cx 5G […]

Now you can run Linux on (some) ARM laptops designed for Windows 10 on ARM

The first Windows 10 laptops and tablets with ARM processors shipped in 2018… to mixed reviews. The Asus NovaGo, HP Envy x2, and Lenovo Miix 630 are relatively thin and light devices with long battery life and support for 4G LTE. But they’re also relatively sluggish computers… especially when Windows has emulate x86 architecture to […]

Sure, why not run Fallout on a smartphone (by installing Windows 10 on ARM)?

In case you missed it, earlier this month hackers released tools that make it possible to hack pretty much any smartphone that ever shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. With Microsoft having largely abandoned its mobile operating system, that opens the possibility of replacing Windows 10 Mobile with a full-fledged desktop operating system like Windows 10 […]

Does the wireless carrier landscape limit appeal of “always connected” PCs?

Tech companies have been working toward delivering “always on,” and “always connected” computers for years. Now they’re kind of here… but it’s unclear how big a market there is for them. The first Windows 10 on ARM computers with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chips started shipping earlier this year and promised super-long battery, quick resume from […]