08-13-2016 07:10 AM
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  1. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Haha! That's so funny. Well, it's really possible that their R&D dept. are doing something but that's not how business goes. And besided that's a very big investment. If the phone would be price high( granting it would be). They would only sell a little of that and that would not be enough to compensate for R&D costs just like what others said on this forum. The most feasible would be an atom chip (even that I doubt). Besides, there's no market yet for 2&1 phone hybrids (What! you will work full Windows version on that small screen). I think it is too early for that concept that you said. Again it's possible but not now nor they will do it all at once. Heck, their mobile sales are falling down so it's not profitable for them.
    You do realize that the ARM chips are now more powerful than even the atom X7? Why do you think Intel is even phasing it out? The only difference is the architecture. But running w32 apps on a phone would be a huge disgrace. They are not designed for mobile. And even with continuum the atom would just not do a good job. Plus MS is trying to move away from w32 to UWP, why would they invest in hardware that is using an API they are trying to phase out? The only area where this makes sense for them is business. But for business they have the cloud to run legacy apps. This is exactly what HP is doing and MS will definitely be doing the same thing for businesses. This gives Software time to migrate to the new api as it becomes better and more feature rich.

    Many OEMs and ODMs already see viability in staying with Qualcomm, Samsung, or Mediatek for mobile chipsets and Intel will probably be left out of the picture here.

    What is important to recognize is what the HP Elite x3 is doing with virtualizations and Remote desktop functionality in order to use win32 apps/programs.
    That's an old article and it was based on really bad speculation. The core M would just be a battery eating machine. Unless there's a new architecture Intel is working on that will use up less wattage it is unlikely to happen. Maybe as a secondary chip for continuum. But again it's all speculation. From the plans that we have seen it will likely be the snapdragon 830. MS has been working with Qualcomm to add features into the chip so it may turn out better than expected.
    Last edited by xandros9; 07-11-2016 at 09:00 PM.
    07-11-2016 01:44 PM
  2. Migi2015's Avatar
    Yeah if you want 2 hours battery life. Now I'm of the opinion that Surface Phone should be an ARM device.
    07-22-2016 01:59 AM
  3. anon(9419666)'s Avatar
    Is't core m a laptop CPU
    08-06-2016 12:15 PM
  4. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Yes it is but it hasn't stopped tablet manufacturers from using it. However after studying electronics I can say it is possible to place it on a phone but the issue is the size of this is larger then say the Atom X3/X7 series SoC so adding features to the phone like say an HDMI port for example will be a hard fit inside something so small.
    08-06-2016 12:25 PM
  5. cactuspete23's Avatar
    Expect in a few years to have phones with 2X battery power density; and core M type processors that draw less power than today's Snap 820's. Already phones are way more powerful computers than the first Apple, and PC's.... Just amazing how technology keeps advancing !
    08-13-2016 07:10 AM
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