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Google Chrome on Windows Phones Is a Real Thing Now 

Microsoft giving up on EdgeHTML and migrating to Chromium produces a series of benefits, including Google itself being more willing to support Windows as a platform.

 

Microsoft giving up on EdgeHTML and migrating to Chromium produces a series of benefits, including Google itself being more willing to support Windows as a platform.

For example, one of the projects that could see daylight as a result of Microsoft’s commitment to Chromium is a Windows 10 ARM version of Google Chrome browser.

And by the looks of things, this is already a work in progress, and a software developer managed to get the browser up and running on Windows 10 on ARM.

Jeremy Sinclair explains in a tweet that it’s actually possible to build Google Chrome for Windows 10 ARM, even though not all features are currently working exactly as expected, as it’s the case of the emoji window in Windows 10.

“BEHOLD! Successful Chromium build completed and is running on Windows ARM64 \o/! It was SUPER fast opening, also,” he tweeted.

Such an achievement brings in its turn several other benefits, such as the possibility of running Google Chrome on other Windows 10 on ARM devices. Included Windows phones, that is.Chrome on Windows phones, a dream that finally comes trueNot a long time ago, the developer community managed to install Windows 10 ARM on Windows phones, like the Lumia 950 XL, so thanks to this new project, Google Chrome should be running on these smartphones as well.

“A windows phone running chrome natively, rare endangered species in an unnatural habitat,” software developer Gustave Monce tweetedduring the weekend.

As I said on several occasions, while it’s nice to see software like Windows 10 on ARM or Google Chrome running on Windows phones, Microsoft’s smartphone platform is dead anyway.

The company will stop providing updates in December this year, so no further security improvements would be released. Additionally, Microsoft itself recommends users to switch to Android and iOS to enjoy the full benefits of its apps.
 
 
 

 

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