Windows 10 Mobile for Xiaomi Mi 4 could be released soon

Windows 10 Mobile logoThe Xiaomi Mi 4 was announced last year and the phone runs on Android. However as you might have heard, Xiaomi is said to be testing Windows 10 for its smartphones and thanks to a ROM developed by Microsoft, it would essentially allow the device to swap out its Android operating system for Windows 10.

Now the good news is that if you do own the Xiaomi Mi 4, it looks like the ROM could be ready in time for Thanksgiving. This is according to a Microsoft Operating System Software Engineer who posted on Weibo, “Thanksgiving Day is around the corner, so is the public release of Windows 10 for Mi 4.”

Windows 10 Mobile for Xiaomi Mi 4 could be released soon

Granted Xiaomi’s phones are pretty much limited to Asia, but the implications of this ROM is huge. After all right now the only way one can go about using Windows 10 Mobile is by purchasing a Lumia device (for the most part). However if this ROM is successful, it also means that users will be able to swap out their Android operating system for Windows 10, thus giving them the freedom of choice.

Of course there’s a lot more to just swapping out the software since the hardware needs to be compatible as well, but no doubt this is an interesting strategy that Microsoft is employing and we have to wonder if it will work out for them.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10 Mobile

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 will be Turing-based with a 12nm FinFET die shrink
 
This only works on posts made by profiles that are public
 
 
The device will be standalone and based on a Qualcomm chipset
 
Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced at $199
 
Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security
 
Data shows they are leading smartphone sale worldwide
 
Is this an error or it is really happening?
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)