It’s quite obvious that Microsoft and its OEM partners would
really need support from carriers around the world if they want
the Always Connected Windows 10 PCs initiative to succeed
this year. Microsoft is already betting big on Always Connected
PCs, as it’s a breath of fresh air and innovation for a PC
Microsoft recently published an updated support page on its
website to list down the supported carriers for Windows 10’s
Mobile Plans app.
Microsoft says that KDDI in Japan, Swisscom in
Switzerland, and Tele2 in Sweden currently offer plans through
the Mobile Plans app. The company explains that the Mobile
Plans app will allow you to set up and manage a cellular data
plan, and it works best on a device which supports the new
embedded SIM (eSIM) technology.
“With the Mobile Plans app you can quickly connect your Windows
device to mobile operators worldwide,” Microsoft explains.
Supported mobile operators for the Mobile Plans app in
Windows 10 https://t.co/UR6XV1Rt4Q
— Tero Alhonen (@teroalhonen)
June 26, 2018
The page was last updated on 25 June 2018 and the software
giant says that support for more mobile operators in
Mobile Plans app will be added over time.
Microsoft and Qualcomm earlier this year confirmed that
the US carriers AT&T and T-Mobile will sell Verizon
and Sprint to sell Windows 10 on ARM PCs in the country.
Microsoft is also expected to introduce a new range of Always
Connected Windows 10 PCs later this year, to expand the reach
of the new project.
Samsung is also preparing its first Windows 10 ARM device,
and it could be unveiled in the fall of 2018. Asus, HP and
Lenovo are also expected to refresh their lineup of Always
Connected PCs with new Qualcomm’s
Snapdragon 850 processor, and these devices are expected to
start shipping in select countries next year.
And last but not the least, the report suggests that
Qualcomm is working on a new processor that will boost the
performance of the Always Connected Windows 10 PCs.