Windows 10 will be launched this summer in 190 countries, Xiaomi and Lenovo mentioned as partners

Microsoft just announced that Windows 10 will be launched "this summer" in no less than 190 countries around the world, and in 111 different languages. Sure enough, we already knew that the new version of Microsoft's OS was supposed to arrive sometime during the summer, but it's good to see an official confirmation on this.

As previously revealed, Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to owners of devices running Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8.1.

Microsoft said that Lenovo will make Windows 10 phones which should be released in "mid-year 2015 via China Mobile." Interestingly, the company also mentioned Xiaomi as one of its partners. While it's not clear if Xiaomi will actually make new Windows 10 devices, Microsoft has it that "a select group of Xiaomi Mi 4 power users will be invited to help test Windows 10 and contribute to its future release later this year." These Mi 4 users will be able to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on their handsets in order to provide feedback.

Well, we're obviously looking forward to seeing what the summer will bring in terms of Windows 10 hardware. What about you?

source: Microsoft / Windows Blogs



1. waddup121 unregistered

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

y u do dis?

4. waddup121 unregistered

Why is ur name so beautiful...DeusEX Cellua...creator of Time, Space, and the birth of cellphones like the hardest element on earth...The Nokia 3310.

3. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Mi 4? interesting. Would that mean that win10 would need very little hardware coding to port to devices?

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Maybe they used similar kernels like the ones in Linux or the ability to dual boot?

5. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Hope it comes to Mi 3 as well.

6. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

That's great! Xiaomi will greatly help drive up Windows (for phones) marketshare. It's about time people had a more viable option if they didn't want to go the iOS route.

7. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Xiaomi? :o

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I'm looking forwards for win10 version of Mipad and Lenovo lappy

9. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

One greedy company with rapidly falling marketshare...

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yep that's what is everyone is thinking. While Google and Apple are busy creating their walled gardens, Microsoft is going to be available in most devices creating a pseudo ecosystem in every OS possible.

15. michaelny2001

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

maybe, but why are they offering free upgrade to Windows 7? IMO that was the best version of windows ever... only people with Win 8 had problems. What r they thinking??

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

what problems? unable to click desktop? Because windows 10 in its current tech preview state is faster than windows 7. As well it will be much more updatable, much more portable, and much more adaptable. As well the entire kernel is better, especially for space savings and program support. MS is doing this because over night, they will have hundreds of millions of devices they can tell a dev to make an app once, and launch on a game console that is already in peoples living rooms, is on desktops, and phones. Over night they will have access to 1billion of more devices. And the fact win10 is free even for pirated versions? They just won the China market over night.

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

like i said before Microsoft wants Windows 10 on Desktop, Laptops, Ultra-books and Tablets by September 2015 back to school season. RTM will probably be in early July and on devices for sale by mid august so parents can buy their kids new Windows 10 computers ect for high school, college, University ect. unfortunately Windows 10 for smart phones will come out later before the Christmas season. probably in early October

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

XiaoMi has a very establish platform without Google services in China so they are unlikely to give that up to help Microsoft get a greater foot hold in China. International market maybe but it's a bit against their core values as Android ROM developer.

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Well MS just gave china a free ride with even pirated versions being upgradable for free to windows 10. Who knows what deals they have. By doing this, XiaoMi wants their options open. If devs take to billion device ready ecosystem...don't you think XiaoMi wants that pie too?

14. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

News of the future....."Microsoft announces Windows Super Duper Phone 11 as the latest last ditch effort to save the fledgling Windows platform" It will have all of the latest features that iOS and Android had two years ago.

18. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

waiting for SmartWatch with Windows 10 ;)

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