Microsoft’s discontinued Windows Phones can now run Photoshop

Windows 10 for phones

As you may recall, you can get full Windows 10 running on a
Windows Phone (Lumia 950 or 950 XL) if you still have one.
Windows 10 for ARM on phones is unstable and performance is
terrible when compared Snapdragon PCs, but it’s a fun project
cellular connectivity support and it can now run Adobe

Yesterday, Adobe published beta versions of Photoshop that run
natively on Windows 10 devices with ARM chipset. Developers
have now managed to install the full desktop version of
Photoshop on a Lumia 950 XL and it surprisingly works very well
considering it’s a mobile form factor.

Previously, Photoshop software has only worked via emulation,
but Adobe is now allowing users to run their software via
Windows on Arm natively.

Photoshop for ARM

Photoshop apparently doesn’t run that smoothly on an old Lumia
phone, but it’s a fun project and another proof that Windows
Phones are versatile. This is also a piece of good news for
anyone planning to invest in the latest Microsoft products
based on Snapdragon chipset as it shows improvements in Windows
10 ARM platform.

Photoshop for Windows 10 on ARM currently has its own
limitations. For example, users are currently unable to use
advanced tools, such as healing brush and content-aware fill
functionality. However, there are plans to improve support for
Photoshop in Windows 10 for ARM and these improvements will
also make their way to Lumia phones.

Windows 10 on ARM is also likely to get better when Microsoft
will enable support for 64-bit apps emulation.

Microsoft has already confirmed that ARM-based devices running
Windows 10 will have access to even more. Currently, Windows 10
on ARM supports 32-bit native ARM apps, 64-bit native ARM apps
and only 32-bit Intel (x86) apps can be emulated. After the
next feature update, it would be possible to run 64-bit Intel

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