Firefox coming to Windows 10 on Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered PCs

CNET | 12/6/2018 | Stephen Shankland
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Mozilla is building a version of its Firefox web browser for Windows 10 personal computers using Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors, a move that boosts the chipmaker's efforts to challenge Intel's dominance.

Most PCs these days use Intel's x86 family of processors, though a small fraction come with AMD chips that can run the same software. But Qualcomm, smelling blood in the water with Intel's repeated delays for its next-gen chips, wants to power PCs with Snapdragon chips initially developed for its mobile phone business.

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The only problem: software for Intel PCs doesn't work on Qualcomm's chips, members of the Arm family that's universally used in mobile phones. Microsoft is a willing partner for Qualcomm, but Mozilla making a new variation of Firefox adds a little more clout.

"We can't wait to see Firefox delivering blazing fast experiences for the always-on, always-connected, multicore Snapdragon compute platform with Windows 10," said Marissa Morris, Mozilla's senior director of Firefox, reiterating Qualcomm's Snapdragon selling points in a blog post Thursday. Qualcomm hopes we'll flock to PCs with mobile technology that offer fast wakeup and connections to mobile networks.

Alliance - Qualcomm - Snapdragon - Technology - Summit

The alliance, announced at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit...
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