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Ditch Those Laptops Because Microsoft Will Soon Turn Smartphones Into PCs

The power of your computer can soon fit in the palm of your hands
by Tanya Umali | Dec 11, 2016
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After years of struggling with bulky laptops, Microsoft might finally have the solution to all our technological luggage woes. The company is now working on running Windows 10 on our teeny tiny smartphones. Sure, handsets are already capable of browsing the net but certain features are still exclusive in PCs.

Microsoft has already announced its partnership with Qualcomm to bring its latest OS to Snapdragon-equipped devices such as smartphones and tablets that are currently available in the market. Apart from phones, they will also try to adopt Windows 10 on cheaper ARM-based laptops. 


Normally, laptops run on Intel X86 processors. And although we've been using Intel-based notebook computers for years, their battery life doesn't seem to last long. Snapdragon, on the other hand, is suitable for small devices. 

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So, will Windows 10 work well with Qualcomm Snapdragon? Microsoft created a demo which shows Photoshop running on a Snapdragon device. Since it works well, it can be safe to assume that Windows could soon be on our smartphones.


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