Microsoft’s lack of success with selling their own hardware is patently obvious to all. Undeterred by the minimal interest in Windows 10 Mobile, the company has now switched gears and is reportedly in talks with the likes of Xiaomi and OnePlus. They plan to bring Windows 10 ROMs to the Mi 5, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3.
Microsoft did, earlier, release a Windows 10 ROM for the Xiaomi Mi 4. Flashing the ROM was a simple process of heading to Xiaomi’s forums, downloading the flashing tool and ROM and following some instructions. All told, the entire process didn’t take more than a few minutes.
The response to that OS was mixed (it’s going to take a rare breed of person to give up Android for Windows Phone that easily) and maybe Microsoft is probably hoping for better success this time around.
More than anything else, we’re hoping that continuum makes its way to the Mi 5, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3. It’s the only really interesting feature of Windows 10 for mobile and it’d be a shame indeed if it were missing.
Microsoft is obviously keen on keeping Windows 10 alive, but they can’t do much if their devices are going to be gathering dust on store shelves. Maybe circulating a few ROMs for Android devices with an audience that appreciate custom ROMs isn’t such a bad idea after all.