Just yesterday, Xiaomi officially announced its latest flagship handset in the form of the Xiaomi Mi 5. Prior to its launch, there were rumors that the phone could come in a Windows 10 Mobile variant, but safe to say that yesterday’s announcement made no such mention so for now, it will only come in one flavor: Android.
However according to recent rumors, it seems that Microsoft could still be working on a Windows 10 Mobile ROM for the handset, and to top it off, the rumors are claiming that this ROM could be developed for other Android handsets too like the OnePlus 2 and the next-gen OnePlus 3 which is expected to be launched this coming June.
Now if you think the idea is a bit ludicrous, it really isn’t. Last year, Microsoft launched the Windows 10 Mobile ROM for the Xiaomi Mi 4, so for them to do so again for the Mi 5 wouldn’t really be a stretch of the imagination. Also if they have brought the ROM onto the Mi 4, we reckon it shouldn’t be too hard to get it working for the OnePlus 2 either.
However the question is whether or not Microsoft wants to do it. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think? Do you think that releasing a Windows 10 Mobile ROM for Android device could be a good way for Microsoft to start stealing some market share from the likes of iOS and Android?
|Product Name||2||OnePlus 3|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3300 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Processor Name||Snapdragon 810||MSM8996 Snapdragon 820|
|Street Price||$285 OnePlus 2 on Amazon||$430 OnePlus 3 on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||OnePlus 2 Full specs and details||OnePlus 3 Full specs and details|