Windows 10 Redstone to bring ARM64 support

Windows 10 logoThe Redstone update will definitely be an exciting release for Windows 10 users, and although Microsoft hasn’t publicly acknowledged it, the company has already dropped several hints that something major is in the works.

This is what happened recently, when Microsoft posted a new job ad on its Careers website (via Walking Cat), looking for a senior program manager that would work on what seems to be ARM64 support for the Redstone update.

“Are you passionate about creating the operating system foundation to enable breathtaking experiences? The silicon ecosystem is always evolving. Windows across all device categories is readying for the introduction of 64 bit computing with the ARM instruction set (ISA). Bringing a new ISA to market involves working both broadly and deeply across Microsoft from devdiv to WDG to Server to Office and others depending on the scope of product target,” the job ad reads.

In the responsibilities section, Microsoft explains that the new employee would have to “build the plan for ARM64 aligned with the Redstone wave,” clearly hinting that this new feature would be part of the upcoming update for Windows 10.

While it’s too early to speculate on how ARM64 support could transform the Windows 10 effort, it’s clearly related to mobile devices, as Microsoft is looking into ways to improve its platform and address problems such as the lack of apps without turning to Android or iOS.

Rumor has it that this effort to developed ARM64 support in the Redstone update is closely related to the Surface Phone, the company’s upcoming device whose key feature will be the possibility of running Win32 apps.

It’s believed that Microsoft’s goal is to allow Win32 apps to be used with Continuum, as running this kind of apps on a small screen would lead to a series of drawbacks that would nearly make them unusable. But connecting the phone to the Display Dock and getting a fully featured PC would definitely be a hit for Microsoft’s mobile phone efforts.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10 Mobile

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
 
You may still be able to download your content
 
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
 
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
 
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
 
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
 
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
 
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)