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FunFan said:
LurkerJ said:

I doubt you can run Windows 10 on a Qualcomm processor and work on photoshop without fans cooling the device. We don't know what kind of power the Qualcomm processor in this demonstration has either. Fingers crossed for future announcements.

MS must have a viable OS running on ARM processors and that OS can't be Windows Mobile because it crashed and burned. So I think this is their next attempt? 

Or they are simply making Windows 10 compatible with ARM. Wouldn't be the first hardware agnostic OS.

That's not just what they are doing here. They wouldn't have bothered with making an emulator for Win32 desktop programs if they just wanted their OS to run on more hardware. There is more to it. Windows will be running on ARM devices, fully functional, UWP or Win32, thanks to a partnership with Qualcomm & an MS investment on a jaw-dropping emulator.



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Is this different from windows 10 IoT?



Having two Atom based tablets with attachable keyboards in the household (and yes, Windows phones) this is quite interesting. And probably first on Surface Phone.
But it's actually going into exactly the direction i thought about some years ago.



I hope, provided this works well with most applications, they can bring back the $200 Surface RT cause the value of that was excellent! Just that it didnt have any apps to run

And also that most of the Android tablets are yawn worthy



             

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UnderstatedCornHole said:
Bear in mind that all applications still need to be ported to ARM to actually run.

Right here. Windows lives on its complete backward compatibility for the last decades - there is no need for standard windows on mobile chipsets (ARM) without perfect software support (compare with WINE). Flies like a lead ballon, unless they manage a  perfect form of X86 emulation.



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Captain_Yuri said:

I hope, provided this works well with most applications, they can bring back the $200 Surface RT cause the value of that was excellent! Just that it didnt have any apps to run

And also that most of the Android tablets are yawn worthy

All tablets are yawn worth for most people, especially after Samsung normalized phablets. I have a tablet that I prefer to use in some usage scenarios, and it serves me so well, and recently I've been using it as a portable second screen for my laptop/PC.



If I'm not mistaken, Microsoft has a project where they'll basically emulate x86 code on ARM, kind of like a low level binary code translator.

It would solve app compatibility problems in the short run until programs have a native ARM version. I don't think Intel will be pleased to see this.



WolfpackN64 said:
If I'm not mistaken, Microsoft has a project where they'll basically emulate x86 code on ARM, kind of like a low level binary code translator.

It would solve app compatibility problems in the short run until programs have a native ARM version. I don't think Intel will be pleased to see this.

X86 should be patended by Intel/IBM and X64 by AMD - so Qualcomm had to buy licenses or we are going into the next phase of legal battles.



numberwang said:
WolfpackN64 said:
If I'm not mistaken, Microsoft has a project where they'll basically emulate x86 code on ARM, kind of like a low level binary code translator.

It would solve app compatibility problems in the short run until programs have a native ARM version. I don't think Intel will be pleased to see this.

X86 should be patended by Intel/IBM and X64 by AMD - so Qualcomm had to buy licenses or we are going into the next phase of legal battles.

Qualcomm is not making  an X86 CPU, Microsoft is creating a layer that can translate X86 binaries to an ARM CPU, which is entirely legal and has been done for quite a while (like QEMU and Exagear).

IBM is only focused on POWER at the moment as well.



Barkley said:

 Tons of phones will suddenly be able to be used with Windows 10 most likely, not necessairly officially but I'm sure plenty of people online will get it running on any old Xiaomi or Samsung phone.

I look forwarding to dualbooting Android and Windows 10 on a phone!

Hmm... not sure if u are not violating forum rules now ???