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Qualcomm, Microsoft offer ‘always connected’ PCs with smartphone features

Consumers around the world will be able to experience first-hand how the Snapdragon-powered "always connected" PCs are designed to give the best smartphone features

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Qualcomm is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company.
Qualcomm is an American multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company. Wikimedia Commons

Global chip-maker Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft have collaborated with leading retailers from across the world to offer new “always connected” Windows 10 PCs powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile PC Platform.

Retailers in the US, Australia, China, Italy, France and the UK will offer a range of new Windows 10 PCs from Asus, HP and Lenovo, the companies announced on Thursday.

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“Windows 10 PCs powered by the Snapdragon Mobile PC platform are optimised to deliver new and innovative mobile computing features including up to Gigabit speeds, always-on connectivity and beyond ‘all day’ battery life,” said Don McGuire, Vice President, Global Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Pixabay

Consumers around the world will be able to experience first-hand how the Snapdragon-powered “always connected” PCs are designed to give the best smartphone features.

“Microsoft and Qualcomm Technologies have worked closely with leading PC manufacturers to push the boundaries of what a Windows PC can do and how it performs, while still offering the features and innovative experiences that Windows 10 users expect,” added Matt Barlow, Corporate Vice President of Windows and Devices, Microsoft. (IANS)

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Windows File Manager by Microsoft Now Runs on All Windows 10 Devices

The original Windows File Manager first debuted as part of Windows 3.0

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Microsoft has released its original Windows File Manager as a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app in the Microsoft Store and has made it available for all devices running Windows 10.

Windows File Manager is Microsoft’s graphical user interface (GUI) through which end users could see and manipulate files and folders on Windows computers allowing end users to move, copy, rename, print, delete and search files and folders.

The UWP version of Windows File Manager is available to be installed on PC, mobile, Surface Hub and HoloLens, the Microsoft Store listing reads, which is only partially true, Softmedia News reported on Saturday.

“According to the official system requirements, you need to be running at least Windows 10 build 16299, which isn’t available on mobile devices, so listing phones as a supported platform doesn’t make much sense,” the report said.

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

The project, maintained on Microsoft’s web-based hosting service – GitHub – has been made available for download and compiled by anybody on Windows 10.

Microsoft is also allowing users to contribute with ideas and suggestions using the GitHub page.

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“The Windows File Manager lives again and runs as a native x86 and x64 desktop app on all currently supported version of Windows, including Windows 10. I welcome your thoughts, comments and suggestions,” the GitHub page reads.

The original Windows File Manager first debuted as part of Windows 3.0. (IANS)