Microsoft and Qualcomm have announced that Windows 10 is coming to the next generation Snapdragon mobile processors in 2017.
The announcement was made at the Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event in Shenzhen, China.
The collaboration was unveiled by Microsoft’s Terry Myerso and Qualcomm Technologies’ Cristiano Amon. This will enable Windows 10 to run on Qualcomms’ premium-tier Snapdragon processors.
Myerson demoed Windows 10 running on a slim and fan-less prototype laptop powered by a Snapdragon processor. These commercial devices are expected to be available in the second half of 2017.
Windows 10 powered by Snapdragon processors will offer the same apps and features as Windows 10 on tablets, notebooks, laptops, and PCs.
Devices will run Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Win32 apps through emulation. This will allow you to use both apps including Microsoft Edge browser and Adobe Photoshop fast and smooth.
Windows 10 running on Snapdragon can allow Windows hardware makers to build exciting new devices.
Amon said that Qualcomm Snapdragon processors offer one of the world’s most advanced mobile computing features. This includes Gigabit LTE connectivity, advanced multimedia support, machine learning and superior hardware security features, along with fan-less designs and long battery life.
“With compatibility with the Windows 10 ecosystem, the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform is expected to support mobility to cloud computing and redefine how people will use their compute devices,” he said.