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Microsoft reveals Windows 10 mobile hardware requirements

Microsoft has unveiled mobile hardware requirements for its upcoming Windows 10 OS

Michael Hatamoto | Mar 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm CDT (0 mins, 36 secs time to read)

Microsoft hopes to see its Windows 10 operating system used away from just the desktop and laptop markets, with a strong emphasis on the mobile market. The company today unveiled minimum hardware requirements to run the OS on a smartphone:

Microsoft reveals Windows 10 mobile hardware requirements |

As noted, consumers must have a device with a screen size between 3" and 7.99", 512MB memory for 32-bit, 4GB storage, DirectX 9 graphics, and the UEFI 2.3.1 firmware. The higher resolution a user wants to enjoy, the more RAM they must have, up to 4GB for 2560x2048 (QSZGA) and higher.

Compared to the current market share of Google Android and Apple iOS, Microsoft has a very small share of the mobile market - but hopes Windows 10 will help chip away at Google and Apple.

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