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A new listing on website highlights that Microsoft is planning to port Windows 10 Mobile to 64-bit ARM architecture. Microsoft will port it with the Redstone update.

Microsoft launched Windows RT at about the same time as Windows 8. In fact, Windows RT was Windows 8 for mobiles built for ARM architecture. Without a Start Menu, Windows 8 never really took off, and it was much the same for Windows RT with no capabilities to run Win32 apps. Hence, Microsoft effectively discontinued Windows RT last year.

However, a recent job listing on a Microsoft site has revealed that the Windows maker is planning to expand support for 64-bit instructions with ARM architecture for Windows 10. If that is so, it will increase the amount of RAM the OS can handle on phones.

See Also: Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 adds Start Menu, circular frames for account pictures.

The listing on the website stated:

“Do you want to help usher in a new era of devices customers are passionate about and clamoring to have? Are you passionate about creating the operating system foundation to enable breathtaking experiences?…Windows across all device categories is readying for the introduction of 64 bit computing with the ARM instruction set (ISA). Bringing a new ISA to market involves working both broadly and deeply across Microsoft from devdiv to WDG to Server to Office and others depending on the scope of product target.

The silicon ecosystem is always evolving. Windows across all device categories is readying for the introduction of 64-bit computing with the ARM instruction set (ISA). Bringing a new ISA to market involves working both broadly and deeply across Microsoft from devdiv to WDG to Server to Office and others depending on the scope of product target. Many hard system problems need to be discovered and solved to be successful. The role also requires deep engagements in the silicon ecosystem too.”

What is Redstone? That is a codename given to a series of big updates planned for Windows 10 this year. So Microsoft will make some notable adjustments to Windows 10 with that update. The Redstone update could include the porting of Windows 10 Mobile from 32 to 64-bit ARM chips.

See Also: Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 11099 available to Fast ring Insiders.

Microsoft is targeting the first wave of the Redstone update for June. A second target date for a further wave is November 2016. Then Microsoft might have expanded its suite of software to 64-bit ARM hardware such as the Surface RT and Surface 2 tablets.

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