In the interest of giving Windows 10 on ARM initiative a boost, Microsoft and Qualcomm are working with several companies so that the duo can bring more and more services to the Windows 10 on the ARM platform. One of the efforts included bringing of the second most popular browser, Mozilla Firefox into the platform. Mozilla bought into the idea and promised that it together with Qualcomm would develop ARM64-native build of Firefox on Windows on ARM.
After almost five months of long wait, Mozilla has finally delivered on its promise. The company has today announced that users running Windows 10 on ARM laptops can now download and test the Firefox browser. This is Firefox in the beta channel, meaning you won’t be able rely on the browser completely for your day-to-day tasks just yet. However, beta is the close proximity to the stable version and therefore you can expect Firefox to soon release a stable version for the platform.
A Similar partnership also exists between Microsoft and Google which would bring Google Chrome browser on the ARM PCs running Windows 10. And while we are yet to hear anything official about the progress of this development, Mozilla had promised that it’d offer “great performance”, especially with newly announced Snapdragon 8cx octa-core processor. The trick here according to Mozilla is to make each browser tab run on individual CPU cores.
How many of you are rocking an ARM PC? If you are a part of the tiny demographic then you should definitely give it a shot. You can download the browser for your ARM Windows laptop from the Mozilla’s beta site here.
Via: The Verge