Arm kit vendors snuggle up around the Windows 10 Autumnwatch bonfire awaiting supported OS

www.theregister.co.uk | 11/9/2018 | Staff
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Windows 10 Autumnwatch continued this week as licences got tossed on the bonfire and then hastily retrieved while Santa’s elves wondered what to install on their Arm laptops.

Joining the Windows 10 Autumnwatch in the hope of catching sight of the elusive operating system are vendors of Arm-based laptops and convertibles that Microsoft hopes will lead the way into a bright, always connected future.

Performance - Price - Tag - Batch - Snapdragon

With performance failing to match the price tag, the first batch of Snapdragon 835-based Windows 10 machines did not set the world alight. Not to worry, however, as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 was waiting in the wings, promising a 30 per cent bump in performance and a 25 per cent increase in battery life.

Fans of native Windows Arm and emulated x86 apps, rejoice!

Minute - Microsoft - Brad - Sams - Likes

But hold on a minute. As Microsoft watcher Brad Sams observed, while the likes of Lenovo may have introduced gear with the go-faster chippery, to actually run Microsoft's OS a Snapdragon 850 needs build 1809 of Windows 10, according to the gang at Redmond.

And that build, also known as the October 2018 Update, remains missing in action.

Lenovo - Vendors - Windows-On-Snapdragon - Train - Machines

Thus, Lenovo and the other vendors who jumped on the Windows-On-Snapdragon train are faced with a quandary. Sell their machines with an OS that isn't actually supported (aka 1803, the April 2018 Update) or hang fire...
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