Microsoft to provide Windows 10 mobile ROM for Xiaomi Mi 5, OnePlus 2 & 3

Today the company released a new Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 14267 for Insiders in Fast ring with some Windows 10 Mobile devices like Lumia 950, 950 XL, Lumia 650 & Lumia 550. They will release the build to other devices very soon. We have already published our hands on review of the build 14267 on Lumia 950 XL device.

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Now the company is planning to release Windows 10 Mobile ROM to some other devices including upcoming Flagships Xiaomi Mi 5 , and OnePlus 3. Even OnePlus 2 will get the ROM, Microsoft has confirmed on Weibo to an user. This has been a successful model for Microsoft to target popular Android device, that started with Xiaomi Mi 4. Just days ago we reported a rumor claiming that Xiaomi will launch a Windows 10 Mobile version of Xiaomi Mi 5 as well. So, seems something is cooking for sure.

It is worth noting that the OnePlus 3 & Xiaomi Mi 5 haven’t been launched in the market just yet but you can read more about their specifications by clicking on the links. So it seems like Microsoft is working with them internally for providing ROMs in their future devices. While there isn’t any official confirmation form Microsoft regarding this just a screenshot of the chat that we can share with you.

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  • Ofentse Letsholo

    That’s nice seeing them pushing WM using OEMs, but I guess it’s because of Android OEMs having to pay for Microsoft patents and also only Samsung is winning but also losing on Android. We shall wait and see what will happen.

    • Kamal

      or may be OEMs just want one more alternative OS with ease of installation.

      • Ofentse Letsholo

        Maybe, but I doubt it as they had a chance to really be part of WM when it was a bit stronger. It doesn’t make sense now that they want it when it’s so weak. The only reason they would want to use it now is probably because of the patents and also seeing that they have no chance of being as dominant as Samsung. But I guess we’ll know when the time comes.

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