Windows 10 and Qualcomm: Smartphones With Real Desktop Apps Will Soon Be With You

Until this time, Windows 10 handset users have only been able to make use of such PC-like solution with Continuum. This means that the mobile phone needs to be attached to a monitor and keyboard to transform it in a productivity suite. However, it would be nice to use your everyday PC softwares such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop on your mobile phone without the need of attaching it to a monitor and a keyboard.

Look no further as this may happen soon thanks to Microsoft. In a recent event in China, Microsoft announced that they have teamed up with Qualcomm to bring together the idea of bringing desktop apps support to ARM processors. This means that full version of Steam, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office and many more would be accessible to you whenever you need to use them, and you don’t have to worry about carrying a bag too as they’ll be on your mobile phone.


To make things less complicated, developers don’t even need to lift a finger to do the work because Microsoft and Qualcomm themselves will do all the work, much like when the two companies worked on an emulation process by simulating real desktop apps on a smartphone through the use of Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4GB of RAM. Newly Windows 10 phones such as the HP Elite X3 also had a similar set up.

Despite of this development, Microsoft will not be giving up on the Universal Windows Platform. Rather, they are actually pushing for this platform due to it being more touch-friendly and more power efficient than the legacy x86 PC software.

Things are now finally looking ever so brightly for the Windows 10 platform. Soon, the dream of people having one device for work and personal use is now turning out to be a reality. To add, Microsoft has also stated that by early 2017, they may start launching these ARM- powered devices and it will be called “Cellular PCs”.