Does Windows On ARM Have A Future?

Does Windows On ARM Have A Future?

We all remember back in 2017 when a handful of manufacturers banded with Microsoft to make Windows run on ARM… again. Since then, there’s been a handful of ARM-based devices released. Notably, Qualcomm released two new chips earlier this month. The reason Windows RT, the predecessor to Windows on ARM, failed was because Microsoft promised an x86 like experience on an ARM chip, and subsequently couldn’t deliver. Windows on ARM aims to fix that, but it appears Microsoft has been doing much of the same with their marketing. Analysts disagree about the future of the platform, but time will tell the true story. Will consumers adopt Windows on ARM in 2020? Or is it destined to follow the same path as Windows RT?

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