Right now, Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft’s version of Windows 10 for small-screen devices, runs only on ARM.
But that isn’t stopping people from speculating if and when Windows 10 Mobile might run on Intel chips.
When Microsoft was developing the first version of Windows 10, the company’s plan was to enable Windows 10 Mobile to run on ARM and Intel, my sources told me repeatedly. Whenever I wrote about Windows 10 in the build-up to RTM of the first version in July 2015, I described Windows 10 Mobile as “the version of Windows 10 that is expected to work on Windows Phones and smaller Windows tablets running ARM and most likely Intel processors.”
But when Microsoft finally released Windows 10 to the masses, Windows 10 Mobile was an ARM-only operating system. And, since that time, this has continued to be the case.