Microsoft working on x86 architecture for Windows 10 Mobile
Windows 10 Mobile to have three architectures
We have been hearing for quite a lot time that Microsoft is working on a 64-bit architecture for Windows 10 Mobile on ARM processors. Windows 10 Mobile on ARM64 would allow creation of devices with more RAM memory, storage and performance boost compared with the existing 32-bit SKU for Windows 10 Mobile on ARM.
But now some leaked slides reveal that Microsoft is also working on x86 architecture for Windows 10 Mobile. Such a SKU may open up possibilities for mobile devices that run Win32 apps natively from the Store. In fact, we’ve been also hearing that Microsoft will add support for modernized Win32 apps to Windows 10 Mobile on ARM64 via emulation. These two new SKUs for Windows 10 Mobile in addition to the ARM architecture hints at possible focus to Mobile in the upcoming Redstone 3 update.
We already reported that Microsoft is going to unify all versions of Windows into a single converged OS codenamed Andromeda.
The company may reveal its plans for Windows 10 on smartphones in the BUILD conference in May.