As the year progresses into the second quarter of 2015, Microsoft is starting to reveal more about open, yet mysterious possibilities of what we know as Windows 10. Yes, we have the technical preview, but that is just an early build, with limited feature and has not shown what Windows 10 capable of doing. Well, at WinHEC 2015, Microsoft decided to release a boatload of information, and they are juicy.
Starting with the mobile platform, let’s talk about Windows 10 for smartphones. Microsoft is releasing a ROM that lets users install Windows 10 on their smartphones, TechCrunch reports:
Neither Microsoft nor Xiaomi provided specific details of the Windows 10 software being trialled, but TechCrunch understands from sources that it effectively overrides Android, turning the Xiaomi phone into a Windows 10 device complete with Microsoft services. (Which the company hopes will dazzle Android owners into making the switch.)
Microsoft, of course, has big plans to make this software available on more devices in time. The company told The Next Web that full availability will be announced soon (update: full statement below), but it is starting out with Xiaomi — almost certainly because it has a strong community of users who provide feedback on the company’s weekly software updates. Xiaomi’s receptive audience is ideal for such a pilot.
As part of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft will partner with Xiaomi to offer Windows 10 free downloads to a select group of Xiaomi Mi4 users. Xiaomi Mi4 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.”-TechCrunch
Via: Windows Central