It’s official, Microsoft is indeed testing a ROM that can be flashed on Android phones to have Windows 10 instead. Microsoft is working with Xiaomi currently to allow Mi 4 users the chance to test Windows 10 on their phones, but doesn’t plan to stop their.
A report from TechCrunch stated,
“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.)
This is a ROM, based on Windows, that operates much like software from Cyanogen — a company Microsoft was incorrectly linked with an investment in — and other custom ROMs developed by the likes of Tencent and Baidu in China.
The ROM is thus designed to go beyond Microsoft’s Android apps and offer a native-like Windows experience on Android phones.”
Microsoft has been taking lengthy steps lately to expand their reach into Android, such as partnering with Samsung to include Microsoft apps in the Galaxy S6, as well as the talks with Cyanogen for investment. Their latest plan to completely convert and Android phone is an interesting one, however most Android users might not be pleased to hear that it is not a dual-boot software ROM, therefore it completely wipes Android from the phone.
via Android Central