Windows 10 version 1803 gains support for Snapdragon 850

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 13 2018 @ 09:55 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Last month, a file deletion bug resulted in Microsoft pulling its Windows 10 October 2018 Update. At the moment, there's still no indication when the software giant will resume the rollout of this update. This caused issues for OEMs that are planning to release new ARM-based devices, because Windows 10 October 2018 Update was the only version of Windows with official support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850.

With less than one and a half month to go until Christmas, OEMs had to decide whether to delay their Snapdragon 850 devices, or ship them without proper software support.

To resolve this problem, Microsoft updated the processor requirements of Windows 10. The revised list now indicates that Windows 10 version 1803 supports both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 850 SoCs.

Crisis averted!

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