Windows 10 coming to ARM processors

Microsoft announced this week that they will be bringing a full version of Windows 10 to work on ARM processors. What this means is that you'll be able to run your Windows programs on your phone (through emulation software). While the performance will be slower than your desktop of course, the experience will be seamless for end users. The Verge takes a closer look at the announcement.

Microsoft is bringing a full version of Windows 10, complete with desktop app support, to ARM chipsets. The software giant demonstrated Windows 10 running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip today, complete with HD video playback, Adobe Photoshop support, and Microsoft Office. Microsoft expects ARM-based laptops to be the first to adopt this new version of Windows 10. Traditional x86 desktop apps will be emulated, making the experience seamless to the end user. Laptops might be the first, but it’s easy to see past that and realize that this means Microsoft is about to turn a phone into a real PC.