Windows 10 for Qualcomm Chips – Intel Suffers

Windows 10 for Qualcomm Chips – Intel Suffers


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


  1. And if you choose to do so, you’ll be helping to chip away at Intel’s domination of desktop CPU world and inject a little more competition and innovation into the market. ®

    Or you could just get a Chromebook and an Android tablet. They work well with your phone, and inject even more competition and innovation into the market.

  2. I agree with your sentiments but honestly, giving your soul to Slurp-1 and Slurp-2? (Microsoft and Google)

    only Slurp-3 (Amazon) comes close to their thirst for data about your life.

    As for Microsoft’s aims. Whilst laudible but you have this dead horse called Windows 10 that will stop your cunning plans dead (At least amongst a good few of the correspondents here).

    My search is via DuckDuckGo

    My desktops are all Linux.

    My servers are all Linux.

    Ok, my phone is an old iPhone 5s so three out of four can’t be all bad. I hardly ever use the internet from the phone.

  3. “And if you choose to do so, you’ll be helping to chip away at Intel’s domination of desktop CPU world and inject a little more competition and innovation into the market”

    I’d rather chip away at MICRO-SHAFT’S “dominance” [aka bullying its way onto our computers] in the market, instead. Does Qualcomm know about ‘Linux’ ?

    WinRT boxen were a *joke* running Windows ‘Ape’. I suppose the Win-10-nic versions will be as bad of a joke, particularly with the Win-10-nic part.

  4. …how much faster could a “full throttle” (non-ULV) desktop version of their SOC be? Are we talking barely any faster than what runs in your phone (about 2GHz) or are we talking a blistering ~4GHz? Because if I can get a 4GHz SOC with 32GiB of RAM in a full throttle desktop version, I’d love to get it with Linux on it. Not Android but an OS that’s secure & stable (which also rules out everything by Microsoft).