Windows x64 emulation on ARM for Windows will be released in November
Windows 10 on an ARM will get x64 application emulation in November, and Microsoft Teams for ARM will follow. Microsoft has announced its expectations for some time: x64 application emulation has been used in Windows 10 on ARM PCs.
The news comes from a blog post by Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay. The plan is to start rolling out this feature through the Windows Insider program in November and may roll out this feature in the spring of 2021.
Currently, Windows 10 on ARM laptops can only simulate 32-bit Windows applications in addition to running native applications compiled for ARM64.
However, many high-end applications and enterprise applications rely on 64-bit versions that are only incompatible with ARM.
Now the situation has changed, which will open the door to more applications running on devices such as Surface Pro X, Samsung Galaxy Book S, and Lenovo Flex 5G.
Regarding x64 emulation limits and performance expectations, there are no further details, but like 32-bit, it may have a slight impact on performance.
Qualcomm’s just released Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 can use the newer Windows 10 on ARM PCs because the chip is faster and more efficient.
In addition to x64 emulation, Microsoft will “soon release a native Microsoft Teams client optimized for Windows 10 on ARM”-a problem we complained about last year. As early as July, Microsoft pointed out the plans of the Microsoft team for ARM64 but did not provide further details.
At least it seems that we are closer to the release of this version. Microsoft Teams is a vital application in the work shift at home. Devices equipped with Windows 10 on ARM 10 are becoming more and more important for businesses and corporate users.
Although Microsoft Teams currently runs on an ARM PC, the performance is almost not as good as a locally compiled application.
Microsoft also announced that Visual Studio Code has also been updated and optimized for Windows 10 on ARM. News about Windows on an ARM is being established.
A week ago, Microsoft announced that its application assurance program is expanding to support Qualcomm Snapdragon PC.
This program can help developers and enterprises simplify, optimize, and repair applications with Windows on ARM architecture.
Similarly, Microsoft hopes to use the new Windows on ARM PCs with an updated Surface Pro X, new Acer Spin 7, and HP’s new convertible.