Qualcomm: ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs are coming later this year

Qualcomm: ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs are coming later this year

Qualcomm: ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs are coming later this year

Qualcomm said the first cellular laptop with Windows 10 and its ARM-based Snapdragon 835 will come by the end of the year.

The cellular PC could also have a long battery life, considering Snapdragon 835 was designed for smartphones.

So far bo major PC maker has yet announced an ARM-based Windows PC and we are not expecting to see a flood of the beasts.

Microsoft has attempted ARM-based PCs before, with its Windows RT operating system looking and feeling like Windows, but not offering compatibility with applications written for Windows running on Intel.

The SoC's key features include the Qualcomm's Kryo 280 octa-core CPU, Adreno 540 GPU, the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem with one gigabit per second downloads, Bluetooth 5.0, and Qualcomm's latest Quick Charge 4.0 technology.

Chip maker Qualcomm has confirmed that "mobile" Windows 10 PCs built around its Snapdragon 835 system-on-a-chip (SoC) - which powers the recently released Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone in the USA - will be released between October and December.

Microsoft in December revealed that it had teamed up with Qualcomm to bring Windows 10 desktop apps to ARM microprocessors, but failed to mention when the first Snapdragon-powered PCs would make their debut. What are your theories about the future of Windows 10 devices? Qualcomm promises that all x86 applications will work on the ARM PC, and Microsoft has shown demonstrated Photoshop running on Snapdragon 835.

Qualcomm is already doing well in the smartphone market, and the Snapdragon 835 is powerful enough to run PCs. But we do know that the first set of Windows 10 PCs powered by the Snapdragon 835.

Support for Windows 10 on new Snapdragon processors should also boost Windows 10's appeal on smartphones, allowing handsets to run a full version of Windows and its apps.

On the same earnings call, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf confirmed that its server processor, the ARM-based 10nm Centriq 2400, will be commercially available by the end of 2017.

As Qualcomm becomes more friendly with Microsoft, the chipmaker is having a rough time with its long-time partner Apple, which has filed a spate of lawsuits and complaints in China, the USA, the United Kingdom, and Japan.