Microsoft Working On A Rom Of Their Own For Android Devices

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  1. DroidModderX

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    Crackflashers will be happy to know that their will soon be another option for their Android devices. Microsoft has been doing a lot of work lately to get their brand in the hearts and minds of Android by releasing many Microsoft apps for Android devices. They have decided to take it one step further by making the entire OS available for the same Android handsets.

    I have had this same type of Dual OS setup in the past with my first ever "smart phone" which was the iphone killer of the day, the HTC Touch. My Touch ran windows phone 6.1 which looked more like XP and wasn't really much of an OS for touchscreens. I remember it even had the start button in the bottom left hand corner. I got on the web to try and find a way to get Android on my Touch because i really wasn't pleased with WP6.1. I found the hariet hack which allowed me to run Stock AOSP android without fully doing away with Windows. I found that i preferred Android and eventually I figured out how to flash it permanently and I've been an Android guy since.

    Windows has come a long way since then and is actually usable as a day to day mobile operating system. Xiaomi will allow Microsoft to use their MI 4 as a test device. This Rom will be much more than just a Metro style launcher and will function more like a full blown operating system to give you the true Windows experience. It isn't clear what the motivation behind this move is. It sure seems like Microsoft is trying to acquire more users who would otherwise not bat an eye at the OS. Either way I will be giving this a shot when it arrives.

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    If its compatible with my Nexus 6, I'll give it a try. I'm not a Microsoft hater. Sure, they have had their issues but I like their products. If they play nice and keep their ROM open source and not all snooping on my privacy stuff, sure. Also, don't lock me into Bing.
     
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    They're really making some interesting and bold moves these days.

    I'm impressed. I might try it too, with the same conditions that johnomaz mentioned & if I had a device that could run it. Still no root for the vzw Note 4.

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    Root will never come to the Verizon Note 4

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    Seeing as it is a ROM, I'm curious what kind of support it will get from both ends of Microsoft and Google. Will Microsoft officially support any issues and take any heat because...to flash it I'm assuming you'll have to unlock the bootloader and void the warranty? I wonder how that's going to work with support.

    "Hello. Thank you for calling Microsoft."
    "Yeah, I just flashed your new Windows 10 ROM and it bricked my phone and now HTC won't replace my phone because I voided warranty."

    0_0

    Of course, we know how to 'unvoid' that warranty but imagine the average consumer who uses Windows on a daily basis and wants to stay with Microsoft. What about the bug reports for other devices? Holy geez, SO MANY QUESTIONS!
     
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    I'm afraid that's not an option... Your friends, the Microsoft development team.