Today, Chinese largest phone maker Xiaomi announced its partnership with Microsoft to test Windows 10 on a very small, select group of its smartphones. Now we get more details from Xiaomi as to how owners of its Mi4 smartphone will try out Windows 10 preview build. Don’t expect it to be an easy install as it will involve downloading and installing a full ROM pack that will be made available through Xiaomi’s forums. This put Xiaomi’s Mi4 smartphone on top of the list to get Windows 10 preview build. before Microsoft’s own high-end Lumia 930 . According to the Xiaomi forum it says,
Wanna try out the latest features of Windows on your Mi 4? Stay tuned and we will release the ROM Pack soon in the MIUI forum. Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.
In order to gauge the public’s reaction to today’s announcement, the forum guys are also running a quick poll and so far there’s a good reaction to this news and plenty wanting to try it out.
In a statement to The Next Web, Microsoft announced:
[signoff icon=”pages”] As part of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft will partner with Xiaomi to offer Windows 10 free downloads to a select group of Xiaomi Mi4 users. Xiaomi Mi4 users will get the ability to flash their phones with the new Windows 10 OS and provide feedback to Xiaomi and Microsoft on their experience. This partnership will allow Xiaomi and Microsoft to get direct user feedback and continue to improve the experience for China. Microsoft is thrilled to see Xiaomi embracing Windows 10 and offering this great value to their customers. We’re excited to see the feedback we receive from this audience. Xiaomi is a leading phone manufacturer in China undergoing significant global expansion. We are excited to partner with them in China and jointly gather feedback from Chinese users on their experience with Windows 10 to jointly collaborate on product and services development for the platform. Availability will be announced in the months to come.[/signoff]
Source: Windows Blog