Microsoft Developing Software to Convert Android Phones into Windows 10 Devices

Microsoft is currently in the process of developing software that can ultimately be used to transform Android phones into Windows 10 devices.

The Windows ROM is reportedly designed to provide a native Windows experience on Android devices, and is not to be mistaken for a simple skin or change of launcher. Such ROMs are usually installable images of an operating system that are used to replace a device’s own operating system.

The software is a ROM designed to provide a native Windows 10 experience

The Redmond-based company has revealed an agreement with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, based on which some users of the Android powered Xiaomi Mi 4 are getting the opportunity to flash and test their phones with a preview version of the new Windows 10 operating system. These users will then provide feedback to Microsoft and Xiaomi based on their subsequent experience. The program is currently limited to China and Xiaomi devices.

According to Xiaomi, the initiative is fully led by Microsoft and is not a partnership between the two. The Chinese smartphone maker sees its role as limited to assistance with the tests, with the greater involvement coming from users of its Mi 4 devices.

Xiaomi Mi 4 users are the first ones testing the new Windows 10 ROM

It’s possible that Microsoft picked the Mi 4 due to it being the most likely candidate to have keen enthusiast owners in the country. Similarly, as compared to other regions, consumers in China are considered to be more inclined to install ROMs.

While Microsoft hasn’t made an announcement to expand its Windows 10 transformation technology to support a wider range of Android devices, it is reportedly pursuing such plans, given its new platform agnostic vision for the future. In the long run, it’s clear that Microsoft intends to grow its ecosystem of connected devices that are powered by Windows, and in order to achieve this it is willing to pull unsupported devices into the mix.


  • BadarUI

    Its a good news

  • imkhalid

    esko kehte hen lohey ko lohey se katna

  • Saad Naeem

    Will it run on my noir a1 or new Rivo phones?

    • Daanyal Malik

      Yes it will even work no a Nokia 3310.

  • Afraz

    LOL…. Why don’t Microsoft put her energies to be productive and compete and market instead stealing ideas?

  • Mirza Moazzam Baig

    Windows phone UI and user experience is a tad bit better than android (though both are great) . . but it’s the app where windows phone is lagging … but with each passing day . . Windows Store is getting better .. it’s only a matter of time now when Windows Phone OS will be a major player in the Market

  • Zaeem

    Wao..that’s gonna be Mind Blowing <3

  • Atif

    Why don’t you guys bother to give some credit to original author? have some ethics of content writing. your blog is now growing but your quality is drowning…

  • Sikandar Butt

    I would suggest Microsoft to first make their OS worthful and usable then think about switching users from android to windows. For example, a windows phone user always suffers due to a pathetic experience of “Facebook for windows phone”. Even the skype !! App quality and accessibility have to be improved a lot. They are still far behind. If they don’t improve their app quality, they’ll always be in struggling phase. Thanks !!