M$ Is Bringing Desktop Apps To Smartphones

M$ Is Bringing Desktop Apps To Smartphones

When Apple released the iPhone in 2007, the graphical user interface was changed forever. Although mobile “apps” were server-based at first, it wasn’t long before a new breed of software was born. The idea was to create a UI that made sense on a touchscreen interface opposed to a traditional keyboard/mouse. Thus, the smartphone app.

Now Microsoft has plans to bring the two back together. Reportedly, the company has plans to run desktop apps on their smartphones. A Microsoft executive was quoted as saying, “We are excited to bring Windows 10 to the ARM ecosystem with our partner, Qualcomm.” While this is interesting, doesn’t it seem somewhat counter-intuitive? Will apps designed for a keyboard/mouse ever work right on a mobile device?

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