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.