One of the biggest announcement during the recently concluded Windows Hardware Engineering Community in China earlier this week is the collaboration between Microsoft and Xiaomi to test Windows 10 on Mi 4 smartphone. Under the program, a number of Mi 4 power users will have the opportunity to install Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones into their devices.
As soon as the announcement was made official, images of Mi 4 running Windows 10 have started to appear online:
However, this doesn’t mean that Xiaomi is switching to Camp Windows. In a statement by Hugo Barra of Xiaomi’s Global division, the company is still fully committed to Android via its MIUI software platform. Furthermore, Hugo pointed out that the Windows 10 build that Microsoft is going to release for Mi 4 is a stand-alone operating system.
In another words, Windows 10 is not running on top of Android and will not turn Mi 4 into a dual-boot device. As you might have expected, users need to manually flash their Mi 4 with the Windows 10 ROM which will be released on MIUI Forums soon.
Unfortunately, the program will only be available in China and let’s not forget the fact that Xiaomi has no plan to release Mi 4 in Malaysia. That being said though, we doubt that going to stop any of you adventurous and curious users out there from getting a Mi 4 and test out Windows 10 on it.