Microsoft makes Windows Mobile 10 for smartphones with Intel socs

Jan

23

2016

Microsoft has given Windows 10 Mobile support for x86 processors. This is the way for smartphones with Windows 10 based on Intel processors. The rumors about it now going for years.

Until now, Microsoft supported in Windows Phone 7 and Windows versions since 10 only ARM processors, which mainly to socs Qualcomm. A support page on the Microsoft site but now explicitly states x86 processsors as a supported platform for Windows Mobile 10. PCWorld has heard given that it is not a mistake and that the operating system does indeed support x86 processors.

In x86 processors, in theory it is possible to make a smartphone that supports regular desktop programs on the basis of Win32 in Continuum mode. Continuum, a way to use a smartphone with a screen, keyboard and mouse and desktop, is so far limited to apps from the Windows Store that supports the feature, but Microsoft said to already look at supporting Win32 programs in Continuum. Continuum works so far on three devices: the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 and XL Acer Liquid Jade Primo.

The rumors about Microsoft made smartphones with Intel processors go for years, but possessed far all Lumia’s about Qualcomm socs. There are also going for months rumors of a Windows smartphone made by the team working on Surface tablets. That unit would internally bear the name Panos Phone, to Panos Panay, one of the driving forces behind the Surface line of Microsoft. That device should appear in the autumn.

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