Xiaomi begins to tease possible dual boot Mi Pad 2

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Leaks this weekend pointed at the possibility of a dual boot tablet from Xiaomi, now teasers for the Mi Pad 2 could be heading down the same road.

Xiaomi has been experimenting with having optional operating systems on its devices for a few months now. The experiment began with the Xiaomi Mi4 which had a developer release of Windows made available for it meaning fans could choose to use MIUI based on Android or Windows OS on their phone.

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The next logical step would now be to launch a Windows installation for the Xiaomi Mi Pad, or it’s successor and that’s exactly what we are hearing might happen. Over the weekend we posted (dubious) images of a Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 with 9.7-inch display and dual-boot capabilities, now Xiaomi themselves are hinting at something similar.

The simple image posted by Xiaomi simply says Xiaomi Tablet x 2. If we take in to consideration the current leaks then a dual-boot tablet sounds like it might fit. Another possibility might be a new 7.9-inch Mi Pad along with a larger 9.7-inch model.

The 4 x question marks below could either turn out to be the launch date later this year, or even the retail price for the tablet once launched.

What are your thoughts on a dual-boot Windows Android Xiaomi tablet?

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  1. realjjj
    August 31, 2015

    Wintel would be so incredibly dumb but no need to offend them by assuming it’s that.
    Windows and Intel have crippled the PC market for such a long time. Hundreds of billions in undeserved profits from this monopoly. For any OEM to give them even more leverage while renouncing their own , would be demented. Plus Intel doesn’t have any appropriate chip. Atoms are too slow, especially when you look at the ARM SoCs about to arrive and Core M costs many times more than it’s worth.
    Look at a PC, take away the premium for using Intel and Microsoft and see how much smaller the costs are. That’s why anyone in computing needs to just stay away from those 2. Plus they got no vision at all, it’s all self interest so don’t listen to them either.

    Maybe there is a Tegra X2 , maybe they got the MT8173 so 2 big cores, maybe they have two different models this year. Or maybe they are just dumb and do have a Wndows tablet.

    • MaxPower
      August 31, 2015

      I agree with you, but they look at the business, so they are going to pick the option that brings more money into their pockets.
      Im staying away from Microsoft but i understand that there’s still a huge demand,especially on tablets and i really don’t understand what’s wrong with these people.

    • Natsumi
      August 31, 2015

      Finally someone understands…

  2. MaxPower
    August 31, 2015

    a nice tablet with 3g/4g capabilities would be interesting, unfortunately i’m afraid this isn’t going to happen, so personally i don’t give a Shhhhh about what kind of chip they are going to pick.


    • Dante
      August 31, 2015

      …pass on the sapghetti please .. im sick of waiting for a device i might actually buy –

  3. Natsumi
    August 31, 2015

    Dual boot no….

  4. August 31, 2015

    If they’re not going to offer instant OS switch on Core-M platform with at least 64GB shared memory space, then they shouldn’t bother with making a dual boot device.

  5. August 31, 2015

    Ok, i’ll be holding out on buying a mipad, gonna wait for this.. Dual boot to windows is a huge no.. 2 different sized models would definitely be nice.. 🙂