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Microsoft will bring thousands of desktop programs to Windows 10 mobile devices

Microsoft will bring thousands of desktop programs to Windows 10 mobile devices

Microsoft will bring thousands of desktop programs to Windows 10 mobile devices

The ARM processor support comes to WindowsThis will allow the Microsoftem system to desktop applications and x86 programs on all types of mobile devices.

Yes, it is real and it took us all a bit by surprise, but it was a decision that had to come sooner or later. In 2017 Windows 10 be able to emulate thousands of desktop programs On devices with ARM processors and the best thing is that consumers and end users will not have to do anything, they do not need to know what all this is.

The news has been announced at the event Windows Hardware Engineering-WinHEC that is being held these days in Shenzhen, and is the result of a great agreement of collaboration with Qualcomm, the giant manufacturer of mobile processors.

Native emulation of desktop programs on mobile devices

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This agreement between Microsoft and Qualcomm will pay off in mid-2017, when the Windows 10 support on ARM processors and, therefore, a multitude of manufacturers will be able to create devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones capable of move native apps like Photoshop, Chrome or any of the thousands of programs that exist in Windows.

What’s more, during the event they showed in video an example of how all this would work and the truth is that it simply works. Here you can see an example of a computer with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM opening without messing up photoshop or games:

The execution of x86 applications in Windows 10 It will be used with an emulator integrated in the operating system and in theory developers will not have to adapt their programs and applications to run on ARM processors such as Qualcomm.

Facing the user this will be totally invisibleWe will simply find ourselves in the market with many more alternatives and at a lower price range. That is, Intel has one more reason to put the batteries. At the same time, hopefully this too boost to Windows 10 smartphones, since they would be enhanced with a much more complete Continuum by being able to run native desktop apps.