Microsoft has revealed that it is working with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to develop a firmware based on Windows 10 for the Mi 4 smartphone. This Windows 10 ROM will be offered to a select group Mi 4 power users in China.
“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 told TechCrunch in a statement.
MIUI users provide a significant amount of feedback to Xiaomi. A large number of them experiment with their devices and engage with other community members. By providing Windows 10 firmware for Mi 4, Microsoft is hoping that these users will be able to give valuable feedback, especially because they are coming from a different OS and are not averse to speaking their mind.
There is no word on when exactly this ROM will be released, but we expect to hear more from Microsoft soon.