Mozilla announced its Firefox beta for Windows 10 ARM laptops. Earlier Mozilla is working with Google to port Chromium to run it on ARM64 architecture. It shows that, besides Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and other related browsers running on Windows 10 Chromebooks will have Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
There have been not many Qualcomm-based Windows 10 laptops out in the wild. But Microsoft, Google and Mozilla are all looking for ways to bring their browsers to these kinds of devices.
Mozilla Firefox beta for Windows 10 ARM laptops
Besides working with Goggle, Mozilla has been developing its own ARM64-native build of Firefox for Snapdragon-powered Windows laptops. This new build of Firefox is in market as part of Mozilla’s beta channel for the browser for anyone with an ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop to test.
Alongside that, they have been working on its Firefox Quantum technology to optimize Firefox for the octa-core CPUs available from Qualcomm. So, all these changes and development means that it well have rock solid performance. Besides the performance the maintenance all of the regular web compatibility will be expect from Firefox.
It’s already possible to run Win32 versions of applications on Windows laptops and tablets with Qualcomm Snapdragon chips. But native ARM64 support means that Qualcomm-powered Windows devices won’t need to emulate x86 architecture in order to run Firefox. These devices include Samsung Galaxy Book 2, Lenovo Yoga C630, and Huawei Matebook E 2019.
Well currently, Microsoft is testing its new Chromium-powered Edge browser with developers. And they are doing before a release across Windows, Mac, and ARM-powered versions of Windows 10.