10 Windows Mobile may 64bit after Redstone Update

Jan

16

2016

Microsoft seems to be next big Windows 10 update, known under the code name Redstone, wanting to add 64-bit support to Windows 10 Mobile. Currently running the mobile OS on 32bit, even on devices with 64bit soc.

Smartphones like the Lumia 950 and 950 XL have a 64bit-soc Qualcomm, but 10 Windows Mobile currently runs on all ARM devices in 32bit. That’s about to change, according to a vacancy that Microsoft has posted on its career site. The company is looking for its Windows and Devices Group, a Senior Program Manager, which must accompany the upgrade to 64bit Windows 10 Mobile on ARM devices.

The job description states that Windows is being prepared for operation on 64bit on all devices using the ARM instruction set. According to the job should there are still many problems to be overcome in order to facilitate this successful. A suitable candidate will have to develop a plan for ARM64 support, in line with Redstone. Under the code name is the next major update of Windows 10 are known. It is expected that the Redstone wave of updates begins by the end of 2016. In fact, it is the first “successor” of Windows 10 is to be, and it is then compared with the step of Windows 8 to 8.1.

Because Windows 10 Mobile currently runs on 32bit, there can be used a maximum of 3GB of RAM. This is also the amount of RAM that is used in the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. If Microsoft Lumia’s wish to cast with more memory than a 64-bit version of the OS is required. Possibly the OS with an update to 64bit can also make better use of optimizations of the 64bit socs in smartphones.

Lumia 950 and 950 XL

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