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Microsoft, Intel team on low-cost Windows 10 phones

Agam Shah | March 3, 2015
Microsoft opens up the smartphone edition of Windows 10 to x86 chips, breaking ARM exclusivity.

Microsoft is pushing for a Windows 10 user experience that is consistent across smartphones, tablets and PCs. But it remains to be seen how Microsoft will make applications work on both x86 and ARM, which have completely different instruction sets. Many applications, such as Microsoft Office and Skype, that were written for ARM-based Windows RT tablets were not compatible with x86-based devices.


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