Microsoft’s Project xCloud and Zoom Video are coming to Windows 10 on ARM
Windows 10 on ARM has been a pretty exciting project to follow, but it does come with some drawbacks. One of the biggest issues right now is gaming. Many Windows games haven’t been compiled for ARM, not to mention Windows on ARM devices probably lack the horsepower to play intensive games anyway. Microsoft’s Project xCloud will be coming to Windows 10 on ARM to hopefully help this situation.
Last month, Microsoft added a bunch of games to the xCloud Preview and they announced it will be coming to Windows 10 in 2020. The company confirmed during Day 3 of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit that Project xCloud will support ARM64. This service uses Microsoft’s servers to stream games, a la Google Stadia. Thus, having Project xCloud on Windows 10 on ARM devices will open them up to many more games.
Next up, Zoom Video will also be coming to Windows 10 on ARM. Zoom is video conferencing software popular with enterprise customers. It offers video conferencing for up to 500 participants, client-side encryption, and support for Skype for Business and Slack. Windows 10 on ARM devices will be able to use Zoom anywhere and take advantage of 5G bandwidth on certain devices as well.
What do you think of Windows 10 on ARM devices? Do features like Project xCloud and Zoom Video make you more willing to give these devices a chance?