Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm Working On Chrome For Windows 10


Samsung and Lenovo both have unveiled Snapdragon 850 laptops recently, and in order to make these Qualcomm Snapdragon laptops compatible with all Windows apps, Microsoft announced Visual Studio 15.9 . This offers developers an SDK and tools for creating 64-bit ARM (ARM64) apps. The Microsoft Store also began accepting submissions for apps built for the ARM64 architecture. Now, it is reported that Google is working with Microsoft and Qualcomm on Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM, for making these laptops not reliant on Microsoft Edge only.

Google is working on a Windows 10 on ARM port of Google Chrome, and Microsoft as well Qulacomm are said to be contributing to the development of this. 9to5Google reports that a couple dozen commits have been found in Chromium’s Gerrit source code management regarding the development of Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM.

Microsoft’s contribution is a wise move, as many apps rely upon Google Chrome to function efficiently. However, this reportedly doesn’t mean that Chrome will arrive on the Microsoft Store, given the store’s restrictions for browser engines.