Microsoft is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies to enable Windows 10 on mobile devices to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, enabling mobile, power efficient, always-connected cellular PC devices.
Announcing the partnership at its Windows Hardware Engineering (WinHEC) conference in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft said that Windows 10 and native Windows apps can now run on ARM-based processors like Qualcomm's Snapdragon series.
The first PCs running Windows 10 based on Snapdragon processors are expected to be available as early as next year.
Snapdragon can be designed to support Windows 10 PCs to combine the best of computing and productivity with the cutting edge consumer electronics technologies available in today’s leading smartphones.
New Windows 10 PCs powered by Snapdragon can be designed to support x86 Win32 and universal Windows apps, including Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Windows 10 gaming titles.