Windows 10 Mobile ROM for Xiaomi MI 4 to be released next week?

You might recall that last April, we showed you video of the Xiaomi Mi 4 running Windows 10 Mobile. This came after word had leaked about Microsoft's plan to offer Windows 10 Mobile ROMs for some Android models as another customization option. The software giant figured that if it could get Android users to absolutely adore Windows 10 Mobile, it could get some of them to switch platforms.

What brings this up is a new report that Microsoft is ready to release a Windows 10 Mobile ROM to Xiaomi Mi 4 owners as soon as next week. News of the impending release was discovered on the Weibo page belonging to a Microsoft employee. Alongside a photo of Xiaomi's flagship phone running Windows 10 Mobile, the employee wrote "Thanksgiving Day is around the corner, so is the public release of Windows 10 for Mi 4." This comes after a lengthy beta test was conducted for the ROM.

At the same time that the ROM is introduced, we expect that Microsoft will reveal further information  about this program. We could see a list of Android devices that Microsoft will release these ROMs for. Back in March, the company said it chose Xiaomi to be first because fans of the manufacturer constantly provide feedback on Xiaomi's weekly software updates. This means that they could be quick to provide Microsoft with useful comments on how Windows 10 Mobile can be improved.

via WindowsCentral

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Mi 4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3080 mAh

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13 Comments

1. justReLaxx

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 03, 2015

Xiaomi the money!!

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

That's awesome. I really hope they make this with the rest of the popular android phones, so fans of the OS can have a choice of different phones instead of dedicated windows phones. I'd love that.

6. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Yep, would be awesome to dual boot on same device. Never had windows phone myself, would love to give it a go.

3. samgsam15

Posts: 50; Member since: May 09, 2014

I hope they make one for oneplus one. I'll definitely try it.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

It's crazy of the amount of developers there is in the Xiaomi community.

9. gingerboy92

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

This isn't a 3rd party port, it's coming from microsoft directly.

5. Furbal unregistered

I really hope dual boot or os swapping gets more prevalent. A note 5 with wp would rock. One note would be a beast with the stylus if support is there.

8. Plutonium239

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

No custom roms for note 5 or galaxy s6/edge because they have the exynos chipsets.

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hmmm.. Sideload play store?

10. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I can't predict how many Mi4 user would be willing to try Windows 10, but if Xiaomi might launch a Windows model of Mi5, that can help Windows 10 to gain some marketshare IMO. Xiaomi already have larger market share than Microsoft, moreover Windows 10 have near non existent market share in China which is largest smartphone market and Xiaomi is largest manufacturer of the country.

12. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Huawei is the lagest Chinese manufacturer and they're #3 world lagest, so larger than Xiaomi. Get your claims right!!

13. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

There is a difference between global market share and Chinese market share you know. Huawei got Q3, but Xiaomi was winner in Q1 and Q2 both.

11. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I hope they will do this with most of the phones. I would love to replace android

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