Whilst unveiling that Windows 10 is going to be accessible in 190 countries this summer season, Microsoft has additionally declared that it is going to let Xiaomi Mi 4 users test the upcoming operating-system on their Android-based smart phone.

In their blog post, Microsoft stated:

“As part of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft will partner with Xiaomi to offer Windows 10 free downloads to a select group of Xiaomi Mi 4 users. Xiaomi Mi 4 users will get the ability to flash their phones with the new Windows 10 OS and provide feedback to Xiaomi and Microsoft on their experience. This partnership will allow Xiaomi and Microsoft to get direct user feedback and continue to improve the experience for China. Microsoft is thrilled to see Xiaomi embracing Windows 10 and offering this great value to their customers. We’re excited to see the feedback we receive from this audience.”



Generally, this indicates the selected Xiaomi consumers will certainly run Windows 10 on their Mi 4 devices, and the user data is going to be utilized to evaluate their practical experience of the operating system.

Xiaomi, on its part, informed online publication The Next Web that this is completely a Microsoft-led exertion and called it just an experimental program. However, Xiaomi offers weekly software program updates to its Android-based MIUI software program, the Windows 10 ROM is going to be exclusively backed by Microsoft.

Technology web site TechCrunch’s sources stipulate that Xiaomi users who elect to install this Windows 10 ROM for Mi 4 will need to lose out on using Android on their smart phones as the ROM will not encourage dual-boot solution. Rather, it is going to provide a native Windows 10 familiarity on an existing Android phone.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone mobile OS is a distant third in the handset section, which is dominated by Android as well as iOS. This latest tactic might help Microsoft get in touch with new owners even though they do not buy a brand new phone to just test Windows 10.


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