Exclusive deal between Microsoft and Qualcomm will end soon

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  • The relationship between Microsoft and Qualcomm is set to end soon, however, dates are yet to be confirmed.
  • Samsung has partnered with AMD on graphics for Exynos chips.
  • Apple devices don’t support Boot Camp, making it difficult for them to boot on Windows.

If you had a run with Windows on ARM space, then you have definitely noticed the limitations it comes with in terms of space. The availability of Windows on ARM devices is limited, they also strictly run on Qualcomm chips.

As such, it is quite obvious why there is this alliance between Microsoft and Qualcomm. However, according to XDA developers this relationship is about to come to a sudden end. There is no indication of when this relationship started or when it is supposed to end.

Therefore, if these claims are anything to go by then we are likely to see a lot of Windows devices with ARM.

For instance, Samsung could actually get into Windows ARM. Thanks to this particular move. Besides, the company already manufactures Windows laptops and they have already partnered with AMD on graphics for Exynos chips. 

Exynos chipsets for Windows on ARM

The next move for the company would be to incorporate Exynos to their laptop design. Last week, MediaTek made an announcement highlighting their plan to commence the building of a chipset for WIndows on ARM.

This move could also help ARM based Windows on Apple’s M-series chips. Apple’s vice president had previously highlighted that it was up to Microsoft to get Windows on ARM onto the new Mac computers.

Apple gets Windows

However, Apple doesn’t support Boot Camp. Making it difficult for users to boot Windows on their Mac devices on M-series chips.

This leaves Parallels and other virtualization tech as one of the very few ways that people can use to get Windows onto their Macs. 

Ultimately the Qualcomm report indicates it could finally open up Windows on ARM to more competition and innovation. Nevertheless, Windows on ARM faces a lot of challenges.

That said, if there were more ARM chips for Windows devices and more Windows on ARM. In return, this will help developers improve the Windows ARM experience easier and quicker. 

Manufacturers will then in return need to create better chips to get an edge over the competitors.

In all fairness, Windows on ARM has indeed come a long way. However, it does feel inferior when compared to Windows on x86 chips from Intel or AMD.

To be fair, Windows on ARM has come a long way, but in most cases, it still feels underpowered compared to Windows on x86 chips from Intel or AMD.

Are you excited to finally see Windows on ARM? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.