Running Windows on top of the Qualcomm Snapdragon chips enables amazing battery life but includes all sorts of complications, including clunky emulation and some app restrictions. As expected, Qualcomm and Microsoft are eliminating a key roadblock with an SDK that enables 64-bit apps to run on ARM CPUs.

Until now, only 32-bit apps could run on top of the ARM64 instruction set used by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU found in Always Connected PCs. Consumers either had to dig down into the specs of apps found within the Microsoft Store to confirm compatibility, or take their chances. If they guessed wrong, the app simply wouldn't install.

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