Right now, Intel laptops are the best sold laptops on the market but it looks like that might change. Microsoft confirmed that they are working on developing a version of Windows 10 that’s created especially for laptops that are powered by Qualcomm’s processors and this move is considered to be a direct blow to Intel.
Even though Intel sells the most laptops, Qualcomm shines most in the mobile devices department. The processors created by Qualcomm are used in almost all high tech smartphones available right now and the reason behind that is because their chipsets are optimized so that they don’t drain all of the mobile device’s battery life. Seeing that Microsoft is creating a special edition of Windows 10 that is compatible with Qualcomm devices only means that the two companies will team and add a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset to the Windows 10 Notebooks and tablets.
Using the new Snapdragon processors will increase the battery life of Windows laptops significantly and users will be able to use the laptops for days on end. The new and enhanced Windows Notebooks will be launched during the first quarter of 2016. Microsoft will use new emulator software and give the Windows 10 Qualcomm chipsets the ability to run standard Microsoft apps like Adobe Photoshop or Office 365.The reason why Microsoft didn’t use the emulator technology until now is because it slows down devices, but now with the addition of the more powerful Snapdragon processors this won’t be an issue.
This isn’t the first time Microsoft created a mobile Windows version the first time was back in 2012 when Microsoft developed the ARM Holdings Plc semiconductor based Windows OS. This software was used mainly by Microsoft’s own Surface RT and a few other devices, but it wasn’t so popular