It seems that this agreement has stopped what many users hoped, the arrival Windows 10 and 11 to Macs equipped with M1.
The question of why Windows can’t be installed on Macs or MacBooks equipped with M1 chips seems to have been answered.
According to data from XDA-DevelopersQualcomm and Microsoft have an exclusive deal so that Redmond’s operating systems on ARM chips can only run on Qualcomm processors. That is why Redmond has been unable to launch its operating systems in the “home” region of its major. When it comes to computer operating system, there is no competitor.
Apple announced a few months back that M1 chips were capable of running Windows in ARM. However, everything was dependent on Microsoft. The company didn’t comment on the arguments for not distributing Windows 10 (and now Windows 11), to Macs or MacBooks equipped with M1 chips via Boot Camp.
What’s striking is the revelation by XDA-Developers that sources close to the agreement have revealed that Microsoft has no plans to renew the agreement.
It’s true, Qualcomm is a major chip manufacturer for smartphones and its Snapdragon 8 series is a great choice. However, their processors in computers have not been able to beat the best of Intel and AMD and even less the M1 from Apple.
MediaTek, another great competitor to Apple in chip manufacturing revealed that it was designing processors for Windows computers at ARM. This may indicate that the exclusivity agreement is coming to an end.
Qualcomm, for its part, announced earlier this year that it had purchased Nuvia and that it would launch new chips in 2022 to make computers faster and more efficient. This could mean that Windows in ARM chips could see a surge in popularity.
Remember that Microsoft does NOT distribute Windows in ARM. That is, only those who have Qualcomm chips can obtain them. This situation has caused a lot of frustration for users.