Microsoft will add emulation of 64-bit applications on Windows 10 for ARM systems
Microsoft has announced that it will add x64 applications to ARM systems on Windows 10. The company has promised that x64 emulation will arrive in November, with insiders testing it first. For a wide range of users, emulation will become available in 2021.
Currently, ARM systems can run either native 32-bit and 64-bit applications, or emulate 32-bit applications for Intel platforms (x86 architecture). Now they will be able to emulate 64-bit applications for Intel platforms (x64 architecture). However, the performance of these applications will be slow. Nevertheless, the problem of the possibility of running these applications on ARM systems, in particular, on smartphones with Windows Phone OS, will be solved. It is assumed that emulation will be available on computers with any chip, starting with the Snapdragon 835.
The company already has partnerships with Acer, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Surface.