IoT Edge for Azure Sphere
I know currently MediaTek Azure Sphere chips aren't very powerfull. But, it looks like the NXP Azure Sphere chips will have more compute power. It would be pretty sweet to be able to combine the enhanced security features of the Azure Sphere platform with building Azure IoT Edge devices and gateways.
Are there any plans to support running the Azure IoT Edge runtime on Azure Sphere devices?
Running IoT Edge on an Azure Sphere device would be interesting; however it’s not planned at the moment. I’m not sure how powerful the NXP chips are; however you are correct that we would need a more powerful Azure Sphere chip than are available today. Additionally there may be some other issues we need to address in terms of authenticating with the Azure Sphere Security Service.
The first step for integration with Azure Sphere will be allowing them to gracefully connect to an Azure IoT Edge device.