x64 app emulation will enhance a massive app experience on ARM PC


x64 app emulation on ARM PCs

Microsoft recently announced the x64 app emulation support is coming for Windows with ARM devices. Windows with ARM devices able to run both 64-bit ARM and 32-bit ARM apps. But currently, the emulation is available only for x86 (32-bit) apps.

For example, Microsoft Surface Pro X laptop cant run many 64-bit Windows 10 apps. ARM recently launched its Neoverse server processors

With the 64-bit x64 emulation support, ARM-based Windows devices will able to run many modern apps, which are not available in 32-bit.

Microsoft said 64-bit emulation will available for all windows with ARM devices including devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. But emulated apps cant deliver a similar performance compared to native apps.


Microsoft announced the 64-bit emulation feature will first available for the users of a program named Windows Insider in the coming November.

The company also said Microsoft and Qualcomm are going for a collaboration to improve the compatibility of apps on windows 10 with ARM PCs. After that announcement, there is a chance for releasing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon-based a new Microsoft Surface Pro X laptop.

Microsoft also claimed they will make a faster Microsoft Edge browser, which will use very less battery and well optimized for ARM devices with Windows 10.

For any queries, leave comments in the comment section.

Footnotes: 1st October 2020, xda-developers, Microsoft is bringing x64 app emulation to Windows on ARM PCs

Kathrina Davis

Editor In Chief Katharina Started young in the field of Internet Marketing & Digital Graphics, along with her college studies in 2010. Her hobby is keeping updated with latest tech news around the globe.

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