Microsoft and Qualcomm announced last year that the companies are planning to bring full Windows 10 to Qualcomm’s ARM processors. During initial announcement Microsoft confirmed the company plans to release the first Windows 10 PCs powered by Qualcomm’s ARM processors in 2017.
Today, Qualcomm’s CEO Steve Mollenkopf confirmed that the first Windows 10 PCs powered b y ARM processors will be launching in Q4 of this year which is around October – December. The CEO also confirmed that the Windows 10 devices powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will be arriving later this year but may be not a lot of PCs powered by the Snapdragon processors might get released this year.
This would mean that the OEM’s will not be making an immediate shift to the new processors and will continue to launch PCs with the classic Intel processors. It would be interesting to see Microsoft’s efforts in bringing Windows 10 PCs powered by Snapdragon 835.