Is Microsoft working on Windows 10 for Android smartphones?

All have long been accustomed to the fact that Windows – for computers, and Android and iOS – for phones. Mobile devices running Windows also exist, but there are not many of them. Microsoft has released a version of Windows 10 Mobile for Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL, and it is possible that this is just the beginning and with time the Windows 10 firmware will appear for other popular Android phones. This device became the first compatible with Windows 10 Mobile, except for Xiaomi Mi 4 and some smartphones Lumia. Debuted in late July 2015, Windows 10 for PC is incredibly popular, which can not be said about the OS version for smartphones and tablets.

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In the published resource of NDTV Gadgets360.com, Manish Singh’s article “Microsoft to Release Windows Mobile for OnePlus 2, Xiaomi Mi 5: Report” further suggests that versions of Windows 10 Mobile may eventually appear for a number of phones , including for OnePlus 2 and the recently introduced Mi 5 from Xiaomi.

The company notes that at the time of the release of this version, which debuted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Windows 10 Mobile existed for those Lumia smartphones that are supplied under its control “out of the box” – Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550 and Lumia 650. Microsoft also announced that it plans to expand support for Windows 10 Mobile, extending it to other devices.

As for those Android-smartphone users who would like to try Windows 10 Mobile, then there is a possibility that they will eventually get such an opportunity. This follows from a message from the ithome.com resource , in which there is a presumptive message that the software giant is allegedly working on the Windows 10 Mobile firmware (ROM) for OnePlus 2, which has not yet debuted OnePlus 3 and the recently released Mi 5 from Xiaomi.

In the context of the new message, it should be recalled that last year Microsoft developed a firmware for Xiaomi flagship smartphone 2014 – Mi 4. Xiaomi conducted an internal testing of the operating system from Microsoft, and in December last year the firmware became available for users of the Chinese version of the Xiaomi Mi 4 phone.

Since Microsoft is reducing its efforts to manufacture devices, it seems likely that the partnership of the software company with the manufacturers of Android-devices, within which users will be given the opportunity to try mobile Windows, without losing access to the familiar Android OS.

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Earlier, Manish Singh in the note “Microsoft Says 74 Android OEMs Now Pre-Installing Its Apps; Acer Joins List, published by NDTV Gadgets360.com , already noted that 74 vendors of Android devices already preinstall software giant applications – among which are applications and services popular with users such as Word, Excel, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint and Skype, – on their devices. This list of Microsoft partners included the well-known company Acer. This fact means that Microsoft’s role in the software market for mobile devices is much more significant than it seems at first glance.

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If the mobile version of Windows is difficult to call popular, then with regard to Windows 10, everything is completely different. The transition to it seems inevitable for almost all users, except those who prefer Linux and OS X from Apple. New processors will be supported only by the latest operating system of the software giant . Earlier, we also considered the reasons why, probably, the payment for its use will not be charged , which, however, there is not and can not be full of certainty.

Will the mobile OS version from Microsoft become more popular if users have the opportunity to install on their Windows Phone 10?