IDG Contributor Network: Windows On Snapdragon: the promise and problem of building an iPad Pro killer
One of the potentially biggest moves this decade for Windows is the platform’s move to include ARM as well as x86 support. This joint project by Microsoft and Qualcomm could be fascinating and very successful if done right — and another Windows RT if the execution is lacking. [Disclosure: Both Qualcomm and Microsoft are clients of the author] Interestingly, with the iPad Pro, Apple has shown that the market for this product exists, and that product is likely the primary competitor for what will result.
Hardware is due in 2018, so we have plenty of time to look at the promise and potential problems with Windows on Snapdragon.