64-Bit Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile Coming Soon: Why Should We Care?

2016-Apr-18 | Tags: microsoftsmartphone

Start64!Microsoft has let slip that it will be releasing a 64-bit version of its Windows 10 Mobile operating system. So why does this matter? What does this mean for mobile device users? Read on to find out.

Back in 2013, Apple touted that its A7 CPU in the iPhone 5s supported 64-bit, an architecture for processors that is now commonplace on desktop and laptop computers. They couldn’t stop patting themselves on the back for it and claimed a 64-bit chip could complete tasks twice as fast as its poor 32-bit cousin. But just because 64-bit has double the ‘bits’ than 32-bit doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get double the performance.