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Windows on ARM64 will support Win32 apps through emulation, but native apps can be compiled for ARM64 too

Next year Microsoft plans to roll out a version of Windows 10 that will let you run classic Windows apps on a device with a 64-bit ARM-based processors including the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. This would hardly be the first version of Windows for ARM, but it is expected to be one of the […]

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Qualcomm and Microsoft: ARM chips will support desktop Windows software in 2017

Soon you may be able to run desktop Windows software on devices with ARM-based processors. Rumors had suggested that Microsoft was working to add support for ARM chips to future versions of Windows 10 by making it possible for 64-bit ARM processors to emulate x86 chip architecture. Now Qualcomm has confirmed that this is true, […]

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Don’t expect to see many dual-boot Android, Windows 8 tablets

While it’s nice to imagine what Windows 8 would look like on a tablet like the HP TouchPad, the truth is that you probably won’t be able to install Microsoft’s upcoming operating system on any existing tablets with ARM-based processors. Microsoft has no plans to sell an installable version of Windows on ARM directly to […]

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Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 preview, demos it on an ARM chip

You know how the next version of Microsoft Windows is supposed to be able to run on ARM-based processors? It looks like Microsoft already has working builds of Windows on ARM, because when the company showed off the first preview version of Internet Explorer today, the folks at Engadget noticed that the demo computer had […]

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Microsoft: Next-gen Windows will run on ARM

Microsoft has announced that the next version of Windows will run on “System on a Chip” (SoC) architectures including ARM-based processors. While Microsoft was making this announcement, NVIDIA was busy teasing us with something called Project Denver — an upcoming high performance ARM chip that will be able to run desktop operating systems. You know, […]