Microsoft Expands Continuum Support to Snapdragon 617
Jan 20, 2016, 8:23 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Microsoft has added the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor to the list of those that support Continuum. Continuum allows Windows 10 Mobile devices to act as full Windows PCs when connected to a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. The feature had previously be reserved for high-end handsets based on the Snapdragon 808/810, such as the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. Expanding compatibility to the Snapdragon 617 means mid-range handsets will eventually be able to include Continuum.
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