Microsoft is Allowing to Create Native 64-Bit Apps for Windows on ARM

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One of the bug limitations of Windows 10 was that apps for Windows on ARM devices had to be compiled separately. Finally, Microsoft is allowing developers to recompile existing win32 or Universal Windows Apps to run natively on Windows 10 on ARM hardware. So hopefully, 64-bit app performance should get a lot better.

Microsoft is relying on developers to use its tools to improve its Windows in ARM efforts. We have seen Microsoft in a similar situation when it created create Universal Windows Apps for Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows Phone apps for a variety of new touch-based hardware. It’s more like a  push from Microsoft to get the work going for Windows on ARM devices.

Windows on ARM has made a lot of progress, but performance and app compatibility still remains the issue. Intel is still struggling with its 10nm processors. Apple’s A12 Bionic chip has bridged the gap and the benchmarks show the competitiveness. ARM is also promising laptop-level performance from its Cortex-A76 chip design in 2019. The chip design company has been claiming that ARM processors next year will compete with Intel’s Kaby Lake range on laptops.

SoC like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 is powering modern ARM notebooks like Lenovo’s Yoga C630 and Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2. Both have a phenomenal battery life. If things go this way, ARM is definitely the future and Intel processor might cease to exist in the coming years,

What do you think about Windows on ARM?

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