Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been planning on turning or smartphones into devices that resemble desktop computers, in regards to software, for quite a while, and now finally succeeded. Thursday the tech giant announced that it is bringing a full version of Windows 10 with all desktop applications to ARM chipsets. Windows 10 will run in full on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip, and will capable to run HD video playback, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office.
Laptops based on ARM will be the first to run this Windows 10 version, yet the next step is obvious – Microsoft is about to transform our smartphones into a Personal Computer.
Qualcomm Technologies executive vice president Cristiano Amon, said, “Qualcomm Snapdragon processors offer one of the world’s most advanced mobile computing features, including Gigabit LTE connectivity, advanced multimedia support, machine learning and superior hardware security features, all while supporting thin, fan-less designs and long battery life… With compatibility with the Windows 10 ecosystem, the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform is expected to support mobility to cloud computing and redefine how people will use their compute devices.”
While the technological achievement behind this announcement is impressive, there are some concerns on whether or not a fully implemented Windows 10 in a mobile device will be popular. Smartphones have a small screen, which can be a major obstacle when users try to use some of the more prominent features of the operating system.