Microsoft makes more progress with 64-bit Windows on ARM
Windows 10 on ARM started off as an interesting, light and potentially battery-friendly vehicle for Microsoft's software. However, it exhibited numerous compromises from launch, the least of which was the inability to run 64-bit apps of any kinds. This rendered them considerably less functional for various use-cases.
This deficiency has been addressed to some extent since: for example, it is now more possible to run all Microsoft apps regardless of size on ARM64 machines. However, it remains that the same computers would be much more useful of they could run something beyond 32-bit code.
According to a new leak posted by MSPowerUser, the Redmond giant has a new architecture intended to deliver just that. Known as ARM64EC, it apparently allows for x64 code emulation on this platform. It involves a new commit ("x86_64 on Arm64 machine type") may also obviate current strategies such as using the WoW emulator for Win32 code on ARM64.