Microsoft : We are committed to developing Windows Mobile and ARM devices
The company confirms that the future devices will run on ARM chips
With Intel’s withdraw from the mobile chip market, it was obvious that Microsoft was not able to release the long-awaited Surface Phone with support for Win32 apps as many specialists and users hoped. That meant the company’s future plans for Windows Mobile had to be altered and aligned with the new realities in short term – with only ARM chips in the mobile segment.
Microsoft’s Terry Myerson recently had a talk with ZDNet, explaining company’s plans for Mobile and ARM processors. Windows’s EVP says that cellular connectivity and mobile devices with ARM are important for Windows, and Microsoft will keep investing in Windows 10 Mobile despite the low market share. He doesn’t mention what type of devices will run on ARM chips – they could be phones, tablets or a new form factor (Surface?).
Myerson also says that Microsoft just cannot abandon the mobile market, because it’s really hard to restart later. Even now we can see that Microsoft is fully committed to Windows 10 Mobile by releasing monthly security updates and Insider builds with new features and fixes.
Windows 10 Mobile’s Continuum feature, 3D and VR content will also have a big role in making the platform more appealing to the users. The first step is the Creators Update planned for early 2017 with improvements in Continuum, a new Paint3D app and other new features here and there.