• Qualcomm expands its PC bet with its new 7nm 8cx platform

    9 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Qualcomm wants to become a major player in the PC/laptop market. Now that there is Windows 10 on ARM, that's more than a pipe dream, but in its earliest iterations, those Qualcomm-based Windows 10 laptops used the Snapdragon 850 system on a chip that was specifically designed for PCs but still very much a direct descendant of its smartphone platform.
    Today, the company announced its Snapdragon 8cx platform, “the most extreme Snapdragon ever,” in Qualcomm's parlance, which still leverages some of the company's mobile expertise and building blocks, but which was built from the ground up to...
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  • Mozilla and Qualcomm are bringing a native version of Firefox to Windows 10 on ARM

    Mozilla and Qualcomm are bringing a native version of Firefox to Windows 10 on ARM

    9 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Microsoft is working with Google to bring a native ARM64 version of Chrome to Windows 10 on ARM and as Mozilla announced today, it, too, is working on bringing a native version of Firefox to Windows 10 on ARM. The organization is doing so in cooperation with Qualcomm.
    Typically, to make any Windows 10 application run on ARM-based machines, Microsoft uses a number of emulation techniques. Those work quite well, but they do incur both power and performance cost. Native applications obviously don't need emulation, so they run faster and more efficiently. Given that browsers are among the...
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