Microsoft’s custom ROM stunt might persuade Android users to migrate to Windows 10


Microsoft's custom ROM

What is a week without some tech humour, isn’t it? Microsoft’s latest stunt is a custom ROM the company is developing so that Android users can test run Windows 10 on their phones.

Microsoft has already struck a deal with one of the most promising Chinese OEMs, Xiaomi, who will allow select MI 4 owners to test Microsoft’s Windows 10 custom ROM on their smartphone.

According to TechCrunch report, Microsoft is looking to persuade more Android smartphone manufacturers, to allow them to widen the availability of their ROM in the coming 6 to 12 months.

Below find Microsoft statement for TechCrunch:

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.