Windows 10 tablets will have Snapdragon processors and phone function in 2017
December 12, 2016 At 7:00 p.m
As it was speculating last weeks, Microsoft works closely with Qualcomm to develop units capable of running x86 applications on ARM chips. In fact, the Redmond company made a small demonstration of the process a couple of days ago with a Snapdragon 820. However, it will be from the middle of next year, already with the Snapdragon 835, when we see tablets with power to combine both facets.
The unification of the platform Windows 10 continues to be the great desire of engineers and managers, starting with Satya Nadella and extending to users, the first platform among the three giants that promised full integration of services applications and programs. At the moment, the sinking of the Microsoft smartphone division has served to show that the road is not as easy as expected. Let's see how they do with the second attempt.
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Emulation of Windows 10 desktop apps with a Snapdragon 820
For now, the only proof we have of Microsoft's future claims paints very goodHowever, it is still an experimental function and is not ready to make the leap to the mass market. The compatibilities with the Snapdragon 820 They are certainly rudimentary despite the benefits shown in the video and the emulation still suffers some incompatibility that makes its takeoff can not occur until the arrival of more powerful chips with modules of at least 4GB of RAM
Anyway, you can imagine the interesting thing about this news, and that is that the processors Intel Core M, which so far have also shot, will have the Snapdragon 835 opposite, with greater power and presumably more balanced consumption. In this way, the door opens to the arrival of tablets and laptops with ARM architecture, ultralight, in which they can move programs and games desktop.
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The fact that there is light hardware capable of dealing with a complete operating system (even through emulation), means that terminals capable of everything can be built from realizing phone calls until you run Microsoft Office or PhotoShop.
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In fact, several months ago the support for screens of 9 inches by Windows 10 Phone. Although it is certainly not a device for everyone, or not to use in any circumstance, the option to carry in your pocket all the computer tools that one may need is revealed as a true milestone of our time We will see how it is carried out and if the concept is successful.