Windows 10 on ARM Receives Support for 64-bit x86 Apps

Windows 10 on ARM will soon allow running traditional desktop apps, but only 64-bit. Microsoft is working to add support for x86 applications via a special emulation layer. This will allow the OS to get a variety of software which wasn't previously available on ARM.

OEMs are already working on first Windows 10 devices with ARM64 chips

Recent Microsoft announcements about Windows 10 arriving on ARM64-based devices and its support for x86 apps has attracted a lot of attention in the tech industry. Many are speculating about the potential success of such devices compared to the ones running Windows RT and whether x86 emulation and support for 32-bit classic apps could make a difference. And now, as sources close to Microsoft and its partners told Digitimes, some OEMs already working on such devices for test purposes.

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