Real photos of the Xiaomi Mi4 running Windows

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After the surprising announcement made โ€‹โ€‹by the Microsoft that they were working with Xiaomi to release a downloadable Windows Phone ROM for the Mi4, some selected members of the press had the opportunity to test the new Windows ROM on the device itself.

According to some of the testers online, the ROM looked great and worked quite well considering it was a technical preview. Oddly, they also found the overall ROM slightly confusing to use, although this may be because if their unfamiliarity with Windows Phone.

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Some testers also felt that the ROM helped the Mi4 feel unique, and that it allowed the Mi4 become less similar to the iPhone.

We’re still waiting for more news about the downloadable Windows Phone. Hugo Barra has clarified that Windows Phone will not be able to dual-boot with Android and that Windows Phone will be installed in a similar fashion to any custom ROM.

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  1. March 26, 2015

    open window and find Xiaomi OR open Xiaomi and find a window
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  2. balcobomber25
    March 26, 2015

    Why would you want to? One of the best things about Xiaomi is MIUI.

    • Manish
      March 26, 2015

      Looks like a certain arm twisting by Microsoft.

      • balcobomber25
        March 26, 2015

        Oh im sure M$oft paid big bucks for this to happen. No one would want to use their OS otherwise.

        • stan
          March 26, 2015

          ALL Mi3/Mi4 are like nexus devices (for developers) with unlocked boot loader and any1 can easy Fastboot anything on device. Snapdragon 800/801 is well documented SoC. I think M$ didn’t ask Xiaomi about this, they just upload their ROM and hope that some1 will do the same. Personally I use M$ desktop and currently do not want M$ phone. If M$ would allow uploading android ROM on Nokia/M$ devices half of them would run android already ๐Ÿ™‚

        • AHappyKoalaBear
          March 26, 2015

          lol you’ve never used windows phone os I guess, it works really well on low end devices and it’s very easy to use, if you have a business you can synchronize and manage your employees phones

          • balcobomber25
            May 30, 2015

            I have used it before, it’s not a horrible OS it has a lot of useful features but the lack of apps completely kills it.

            • AHappyKoalaBear
              May 31, 2015

              it has close to half a million apps, has had a ton of updates and windows 10 for phones will allow devs to easily make android and ios apps win phone compatible…

            • balcobomber25
              June 1, 2015

              Half a million apps really isn’t that much especially when you consider the massive amount of fake apps (which happens on every platform). Windows is still missing some of the most basic apps that people use everyday. This isn’t me talking bad about M$oft (I own and love an Xbox One), it is a simple fact that the app selection is no where close to what Droid/OS offers. I tried to use a Windows phone for a month and it was just aggravating that I couldn’t do simple things like open an app to check my bank account. Maybe Windows 10 will be different, but we have to wait to see.

        • Stavros G
          March 27, 2015

          that’s known. m$ pays many manufacturers to use windows

  3. Angry Mobile Nerd
    March 26, 2015

    Having choices is always better. I’m actually a little shocked, I would’ve thought Hugo Barra would’ve been against something like this.

  4. sday
    March 26, 2015

    with windows system will affect the mi band using?