Nobody can ignore the fact that when it comes to Chinese Smartphone OEMs, then Xiaomi is the name that comes at the top. They have not penetrated into the American market but still they are counted among the top 5 Smartphone manufacturers across the globe. Hence, it is quite logical for someone like Microsoft to partner with these smartphones and work towards the popularity of their OS.
If we recall the history a little bit, then Microsoft tried to partner with Nokia so that a better OS combined with a better hardware could revamp both the elements in the smartphone industry. However, things didn’t work out that well and finally Microsoft ended up buying Nokia. Moreover they have also replaced the branding of Nokia with ‘Microsoft’ and now most all the Lumia devices are referred as Microsoft Lumia.
Now, Xiaomi has been really emphasizing over their MIUI and we also know that they have always wanted to follow the operational model of Apple by emphasizing over the revenue generation from MIUI. However this latest news, which says that Microsoft has partnered with Xiaomi to test their Windows 10 on their smartphone completely contradicts the whole anticipated move by Xiaomi.
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Don’t worry, if you are a Xiaomi Mi4 owner, then you device will not be upgraded to Windows 10 on its own. Under this partnership, Microsoft will select few of the Xiaomi Mi4 users who will be invited to test Windows 10 OS on their smartphones and in order to provide a massive marketing to this OS, Microsoft has decided to make this OS available as a free upgrade for owners of device running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1.
It seems that Xiaomi and Microsoft are entering into a kind of testing partnership, which may help them to predict the implications and hence help them to decide something concrete for the future.